A Smyrna father is facing five charges after he allegedly threw his two children over a barbed wire fence while on a chase with police.
34-year-old Deandrea Trevon Leonard was pushing the two children, ages 1 and 4, in a stroller down a South Cobb Drive about 5 p.m. when he was spotted by officers.
While running away, he tossed his toddlers over a 7-foot-tall fence that surrounded an industrial lot in the 4600 block of South Cobb Drive. The children sustained minor scratches and were trapped on the other side of the fence.
Leonard was caught and gave cops a false name and birthday. He was charged with two counts of second-degree child cruelty, obstruction, giving a false name and pedestrian on the roadway. He is being held on a $22,220 bond.