A Tennessee couple and their adult son were charged with child abuse after Georgia investigators briefed their Tennessee colleagues about the case
Jeffrey Wade Howell, 58; Glenda Sue Howell, 61; and Donnie Wayne Jackson, 47, were jailed last week, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday.
Jeffrey Howell was indicted in Tennessee on one count of persistent child physical abuse and one count of legal molestation by an authority figure. Glenda Howell faces an incident of inability to report known or suspected child abuse, and Jackson has been charged with an incident of physical abuse by an authority figure.
The pair are from Leoma, Tennessee, not the Alabama Central State Line. Jackson is from Cumming, Georgia, about 40 miles north of Atlanta.
Charges against the suspects
Officers reported that Glenda Howell was taken to Lawrence County Jail in Tennessee and released when she placed a $ 10,000 bail. Jackson and Jeffrey Howell were arrested last month in Georgia, where they both remain in prison.
Jeffrey Howell is incarcerated in Forsyth County Jail on Georgia charges of child molestation, aggravated child molestation, and molestation of a child under 16, according to prison records.
Jackson was indicted on three counts of child molestation, two counts of aggravated physical assault and one charge of molestation in Dawson County, Georgia, where he is in jail, and one count of child molestation in Forsyth County, Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The GBI said the investigation began in Lampkin County, Georgia when lawmakers received a complaint in June that Jackson had molested a child. The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office sought assistance from the GBI, who learned that the alleged harassment took place in Forsyth and Dawson counties.
The GBI said Jackson was a registered physical offender convicted of eight criminal physical offenses in Tennessee in 2001.