2 arrested on cruelty to children charges

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — Two teens are in jail after the CPD Special Victims Unit arrested them Wednesday for cruelty to children charges.

Columbus police say 19-year-old Shayla Melton and 19-year-old Taylor Frazier were arrested for Cruelty to Children in the First Degree.

Investigators tell News 3 the two arrested are not involved with the death of a baby that occurred over the weekend.

Both are currently in the Muscogee County Jail.

Both will have their Recorder’s Court hearing Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m.

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