MOULTRIE — A Colquitt County couple accused of burning their 3-year-old son so severely that the child was hospitalized for more than a week was indicted Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault and child cruelty.

Amanda Nicole Chaney, 23, and Colt Travis Chaney, 24, both of 567 Rosencrantz Road, were each indicted on a single count of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and cruelty to children.

The boy suffered “severely disfiguring” burns to the torso, thigh, groin, face and head, the Colquitt County Superior Court indictment said.

He was hospitalized Aug. 2 after Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the couple’s home.

The baby-sitter who was at the residence told officers that Amanda Chaney told her the boy spilled hot caramel dip on himself and had also scalded himself with hot water in the bath earlier in the week.

Investigators said that the boy’s injuries were inconsistent with that account.

The toddler also had been locked inside his bedroom as punishment for spilling the caramel, a sheriff’s investigator said the week the Chaneys were arrested. The boy apparently had second- and third-degree burns and bruising and abrasions to the head.

Much of the child’s time in the hospital was spent in intensive care.

In other indictments Tuesday:

• Juan Gonzalez, 31, 668 Greenfield Church Road, aggravated assault, aggravated battery.

• Clay Brooks Maddox, 32, 813 Sixth Ave. S.E., two counts of theft by taking.

• Carri Anna Maddox, and Clay Brooks Maddox, 32, both of 813 Sixth Ave. S.E., burglary.

• James Allen Lassetter, 42, 2607 R.L. Sears Road Lot 5, Norman Park, two counts child molestation, aggravated sodomy.

• Mary Beth Hutchinson, 32, 517 26th Ave. S.E., five counts fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance.

• Kyle Brian Burgess, 18, 305 E. First St., Adel, and Matthew Craig Edmondson, 21, 103 Edna Lane, Adel, burglary.

• Joel Leon Rodriguez, 22, 28 Pine St., Hazelhurst, burglary, theft by taking.

• Tony Lamar Strange, 39, 766 Lee Courthouse Road, two counts terroristic threats, two counts false imprisonment, cruelty to children.

• Shane Lamar Sims, 290 Dennis Powell Lane, Norman Park, statutory rape.

• Cleveland Eugene Watson, 23, 498 Sally Road, Boston, aggravated assault, two counts obstruction of an officer, giving false information to a law enforcement officer, battery.

• Courtney Nicole Brown, 18, of Moultrie, interference with government property, obstruction of an officer.

• Demetrius E. Jordan, 34, 1320 First Ave. N.W., possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, obstruction of an officer, criminal trespass.

• Dennis Lee Mitchell, 39, 224 Ninth Ave. S.W., possession of cocaine.

• Debra Patrice Bryant, 714 Ticknor Road, Doerun, two counts theft by taking.

• David Lee Bentley, 31, 998 Glynn Willis Road, Meigs, two counts possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, hunting deer at night, hunting on a public road, hunting from a motor vehicle.

• Jonathan Jermain Revill, 31, terroristic threats, battery, disorderly conduct.

• Jimmy Lee Lavendar, 42, 702 26th Ave. S.E., cruelty to children.

• Tangular Rena Thomas, 703 First St. S.W. Apt. 8, aggravated assault.

• Carl Dawson, 226 Fifth Ave. N.W., interference with government property, battery, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness.

• Albert Lee Tuff Sr., 55, 224 Ninth St. S.E., aggravated assault, terroristic threats, obstruction of an officer.

• Jim Arthur McCullough, 426 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, aggravated assault, terroristic threats.

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