Suspects responsible for Baxley Quik Chik assault turn themselves in

Suspects responsible for Baxley Quik Chik assault surrender to police
Posted at 5:33 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 13:40:34-04

APPLING CO., GA (WTOC) - The Baxley Police Department says the infamous pair responsible for attacking a mother and daughter at their chicken stand have turned themselves in. 

Forty-five-year-old Eric Smith and 28-year-old LaTasha Smith have been facing assault warrants since the June 22 attack. The Smiths are now in the Appling County Jail after turning themselves in at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Bryan County. 

People around the world have seen the security video as the female suspect assaults Quik Chik owner Jeanette Norris, and the man punches Norris' 15-year-old daughter.

Police, sheriff's deputies, and the U.S. Marshals have been searching for the infamous pair since it happened. Baxley's police chief says they have not started questioning the two or asking where they've been since the attack. 

The Smiths are facing charges of aggravated assault and cruelty to children.