Monday, March 30, 2020: The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Investigators arrested Aaron Anthony Stites, 26 years old of Hanceville, for Assault 1st degree and Torture/Willful Abuse of a Child.
CCSO Investigators conducted a short investigation Sunday afternoon where it was medically determined that Mr. Stites￼ shook the child causing seizures and brain trauma.
Due to the graphic nature of the crime and the crime involving a child, there is limited information that the CCSO can release.
“As I have said before we have made it a priority to care for those who cannot care and fight for themselves,” said Sheriff Matt Gentry. “When someone injures a child there isn’t a punishment severe enough for them to receive,” added Gentry.
CCSO worked in cooperation with the Cullman County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Human Resources.