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Hinesville couple in custody after 3-year-old found dead in home

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Candice Boles and Torres Boles (Source: Hinesville Police Department) Candice Boles and Torres Boles (Source: Hinesville Police Department)

WTOC has confirmed that a Hinesville couple has been arrested for child cruelty from the same home where a 3-year-old girl was found dead Wednesday morning.

Candice and Torres Boles were both arrested Wednesday and charged with child cruelty.

According to Hinesville police, the child's death was suspicious in nature. 

Chief of Detectives Thomas Cribbs said the child's father, who is a Fort Stewart soldier, placed a call shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday about the child being unconscious.  

A police report says an officer found the child in the hallway of a home on Bannon Court. The father, Torres Boles, reported to police that after getting to work, his wife called him to say their child was not breathing. The father then returned home and immediately called 911.

Also in the report, officers described the headlights being on to the vehicle driven by the mother, Candice. The officer also stated that the carpet was damp inside the home and the mother told officers that she had cleaned it the night before.

The death remains under investigation.

Fort Stewart's Public Affairs Office issued a statement Thursday morning saying it is coopering with local law enforcement to find out what happened:

"We are saddened by this tragedy, and we are cooperating with local law enforcement to find out what happened.

We can confirm that Spc. Torres L. Boles is a Soldier assigned to the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

Although Spc. Torres is innocent until proven guilty, the alleged crimes are absolutely not in line with our Army's values.

We have full confidence in the civilian legal system to handle this case justly and appropriately.

Although civilian authorities have primary criminal jurisdiction on this specific case, the Army maintains jurisdiction over Soldiers alleged to have committed crimes off a military installation and retains such jurisdiction until the matter is fully resolved."

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