Marietta fugitive suspected of felony cruelty to children arrested in Texas

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Pedro Tamayo (27) of Marietta was arrested by U.S. Marshalls in Dallas, Texas, on suspicion of aggravated battery and felony cruelty to children.  According to the warrant, the two-year-old victim was found to have irreversible brain damage and flat-lined twice while en route to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital.  Medical personnel were able to revive the child. The warrant for the incident was taken out on Friday, June 22, 2018, by the Cobb County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

According to a press release from the Cobb County Sheriff, “The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit working with the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force conducted multiple interviews and periods of surveillance at various known locations for Tamayo. During the investigation, it was discovered that Tamayo had been previously deported from the United States in 2012.”

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, investigators determined that Tamayo had fled Cobb County to Dallas, Texas. The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force conducted surveillance and located Tamayo.

He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Dallas County, Texas Jail.  He is now awaiting extradition to Cobb County to face charges.

We will give further information as it becomes available.