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Suspect in baby’s death had warrants in Bartow

A man who fled from police Sunday after being named a person of interest in a 15-day-old child’s death reportedly had warrants for his arrest out of Bartow County.

Christopher McNabb, 27, of Covington, was arrested by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office and charged with probation violation in December 2016.

McNabb was arrested hours after he was named a person of interest when his 15-year-old child’s, Caliyah McNabb’s, body was found inside a duffel bag.

He was charged with probation violation in Bartow County involving a burglary, but the Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Newton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Keith Crum as saying that investigators do not have probable cause to charge anyone in connection with the baby’s death.

“A 15-day-old child obviously didn’t leave by themselves,” Crum said.

Christopher McNabb eluded investigators by jumping out of a vehicle and running. He was found near a convenience store.

Authorities say the baby was fed and changed about 5 a.m. Saturday and put back to bed with her 2-year-old sister at a mobile home park in Covington. The infant was discovered missing from her bed five hours later.

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