A Barrow County grand jury this week indicted a former lieutenant with Barrow County Emergency Services in connection with a 2010 Christmas Day gun incident that seriously injured both him and his pregnant daughter.
According to information from the office of the Clerk of Superior Court, the grand jury indicted Todd Orr for cruelty to children in the second degree and reckless conduct.
Cruelty to children in the second degree is a felony. The other charge is a misdemeanor. An indictment does not determine guilt or innocence but means that after hearing evidence presented by the Barrow County District Attorney’s Office believed a crime was committed and should go to trial.
The 23-member panel convened Monday and completed its work Tuesday, after having heard 61 cases.
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