Man Accused Of Assaulting Child On The Way To School

Clayton Police arrested David Tress Birkhead on Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of child abuse.

Birkhead was responsible for driving his girlfriend’s child to school, according to the warrant, and he allegedly inflicted bruises and choke marks around the child’s neck. The child is less than 16 years old.

Birkhead, 45, lives on Person Place in the Riverwood neighborhood.

Birkhead was taken to the Johnston County Jail at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and then released on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

He is scheduled to appear in Johnston County District Court on June 26th.