Fort Payne man charged with child abuse, bail set at $100,000

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) – Online jail records show a Fort Payne man was arrested and charged with child abuse Wednesday night.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office detainee list shows Garett Cain Matchen, 26, was arrested around 10 p.m.

Matchen faces at least one count of torture/willful child abuse. He was incarcerated in the DeKalb County Jail, according to online records.

Bail for Matchen was set at $100,000. Jail records as of Thursday morning indicate he remains in the custody of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.


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