A welfare check on two juveniles at a Hattiesburg apartment complex on Tuesday, June 4, resulted in two arrests for felony child abuse.
Hattiesburg Police and Department of Human Services personnel went to Jacksonwood Court Apartments off Old Airport Road. Police arrested two Hattiesburg residents – Daniel Peeples Jr., 41, and Carol Rounsaville, 47 – and charged each Wednesday with one count of felony child abuse.
Peeples, the victim’s father, was also charged with one count of felony count of child neglect. Rounsaville is the girlfriend of the victim’s father.
The juveniles were placed in protective custody, and the investigation is ongoing. Both suspects were booked into the Forrest County Jail.