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Report: Father Made Son Walk 3 Miles Carrying 25-pound Brick

It was discipline for school troubles.

Report: Father Made Son Walk 3 Miles Carrying 25-pound Brick

Douglasville man faced a judge Monday to answers questions about his parenting skills.

Charlie Mayes of Douglasville is facing first-degree child cruelty for making his 16-year-old son carry a 25-pound brick and walk three miles on at least four occasions during the weekend, according to a Douglas County Sentinel report.

Mayes told the judge he did it to discipline the teen, who has had a history of trouble in school. Investigators thought it was too much for the 135-pound son, who they say walked with the brick during the heat of the day and along busy Kings Highway.

Mayes said the discipline was similar to what he faced in the military and added he checked on the teen and even walked with him at times. He said he felt he tried everything else with his son.

Bond was set for $3,500. Mayes was released on bond on Monday, but not before hearing Judge Joel Dodson say, “I don't know what will work in terms of discipline for the child, but I can assure you that this isn't one of them."

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