Edmond, Wilbur Samuel, Jr.
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
CRUELTY TO CHILDREN – 1ST DEGREE
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On 10/08/2021 Glynn County Police Department received a DFCS case report of an 11-year-old female, [REDACTED BY AGENCY] reporting to school with bruises/marks on both arms and an injured finger. The child disclosed to a school employee on 09/30/21 to report these injuries. the child reported the father, Wilbur Edmonds Jr. has struck her with a belt after the school called and reported [REDACTED BY AGENCY] fighting at school with another student.
On 10/12/2021 this case was assigned to me, Investigator Floyd 202. I made contact with [REDACTED], DFCS case manager who stated she had already made contact with the child and the family. She stated a “safety plan” was put in place, and this plan consisted of the father no longer disciplining the child. Conley stated there were marks on the child’s arms, and face and the child’s finger was very swollen. Conley stated that Wilbur did admit to causing the injuries to the child.
A forensic interview with the child was set up and on 10/15/2021 the forensic took place. During this interview the juvenile disclosed physical abuse again (same incident) as well as not feeling safe in the home with only her father. The child’s injuries were still visible (2 weeks after incident) and photos were taken and uploaded.
On 10/15/2021 after the forensic interview a warrant against Wilbur Edmonds Jr. for Cruelty to Children in the 1st degree was drafted and then signed by the magistrate judge.
On 10/22/2021 Wilbur Edmonds Jr. responded to the Glynn County Police Department where an interview was conducted. In this interview Wilbur admitted to striking the child and causing the injury(s).
After the interview Wilbur was arrested for his warrant of Cruelty to Children in the 1st degree. Nothing further.