Man charged after boy found in trunk

Clayton County Police filed charges against a man Tuesday, after a boy who was taken from his home was found in the trunk of a car.

At an afternoon news conference, police announced they have charged Charlie Woods with cruelty to children, false imprisonment and reckless conduct and reckless driving.

#BREAKING Suspect talks to Fox5 about 9-yr-old being in hiis trunk. Story@5&6 #fox5atl

— Aungelique Proctor (@aungeliquefox5) June 21, 2016

The charges come after the 9-year-old boy was found in the trunk outside of a Georgia Department of Drivers Services office off Georgia 85 and Forest Parkway.

A Clayton County Police spokesman told FOX 5’s Aungelique Proctor someone walking past the white Kia Amanti noticed the trunk was cracked open and heard the boy shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

That person called 911, and the operator immediately dispatched Clayton County Police officers to the scene.

Bizarre story! Man is arrested after leaving boy in trunk at the Ga. D.MV. #fox5atl

— Aungelique Proctor (@aungeliquefox5) June 21, 2016

According to the spokesman, the boy told officers that he had been taken from his mother’s apartment in East Point.

When a man came out of the DDS office to the car, officers arrested him.

Officers transported Woods to Clayton County Police Headquarters for questioning.

#BREAKING Clayton co. police say suspect Charlie Woods faces cruelty, false imprison.,reckless conduct. #fox5atl

— Aungelique Proctor (@aungeliquefox5) June 21, 2016

The police spokesman said the boy and man are not related.

East Point Police will determine whether or not to file kidnapping charges.

Medics transported the boy to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for observation, but police at the scene said the boy appeared to be OK.

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