Child in Cage – 2 Arrested in Murray County


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed a child was found locked in a cage in a Murray County home resulting in the arrest of two women.

A 911 call made at approximately 11am on Thursday, August 6th, led a Murray County Deputy to a home on Bahamas Drive in Chatsworth, Georgia.  The call was a report alleging a child had been left alone.  The deputy met with an unidentified woman accompanied by a female child.  According to authorities the deputy gave an all clear once he established the child had adult supervision.

Later the same day, at approximately 3:15pm, another 911 call came in by the same person who provided additional information and requested police to investigate the home further.  The deputy returned to the home and met with Wanda Redfern and saw the same child.  The deputy gained consent to enter the home and upon further investigation the deputy found two cages inside a bedroom area.  An 11-year-old boy was inside one cage and the other cage was empty.  Additional Murray County deputies and GBI agents responded along with the Department of Family and Children Services.

The mother of the children, Stephanie Elizabeth Stone, was arrested and charged with Cruelty to Children in the 1st degree, False Imprisonment, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Wanda Sue Redfern was also arrested for Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree and False Imprisonment.  Both women remain in custody and no bond has been set at this time.

The investigation is ongoing by the Murray County Sheriff’s Office and GBI.  FYN will update when additional information becomes available.



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