Report: Child beat with steel pole, forced to play Russian Roulette, woman arrested

    Jacqueline Hayes. Source: Santa Rosa County Jail log

    A woman is being held on a $600,000 bond on child abuse charges.

    According to an arrest report, the child reported the abuse to a case coordinator at the Gulf Coast Kids House.

    Jacqueline Michelle Hayes, 41, has been accused of beating, starving, and using a stun gun on a child in her care.

    According to the report, the child told officials Hayes and a man, 43-year-old Daryl Doniel Pitts, strangled and used a stun gun on her as forms of punishment.

    The report also revealed the child was hung by her arms and legs in another incident and was forced to play Russian Roulette.

    When asked about a chipped tooth the child had, the report states the child said Hayes hit her in the face with a steel pole.

    Hayes has been charged with aggravated child abuse and child abuse.

    According to the Milton Police Department, an active warrant for one count of child abuse and another for aggravated child abuse has been issued for Pitts.

    If you have any information about Pitts call Crime Stoppers at 437-STOP.

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