Police say they found the body of a 10-month-old baby during what started as a traffic stop Wednesday.
The incident occurred in Greenville, which is about 60 miles southwest of Atlanta.
Cameron Reese, 22, was pulled over by a Greenville police officer around 11:15 a.m. for speeding. But Reese fled, according to authorities, which is when they discovered the body of the child -- identified as Ayla Reeves -- in the car.
Police say an investigation revealed that prior to being pulled over, Reese was keeping the child when he called the child's mother, 19-year-old Nikia Reeves, to report that the baby wasn't breathing. When the child's mother arrived at the home, she grew suspicious of Reese's behavior, according to authorities.
When they got into a car, police say the child's mother questioned why the child had a mark under her eye. At this point, Reese is accused of pulling a steak knife on the child's mother, which is when she jumped out of the vehicle and was injured.
The Meriwether County Sheriff's Office received a stolen baby call after the incident.
After fleeing from officers following the traffic stop, Reese was tracked by a canine and eventually detained. He's charged with aggravated assault and concealing the death of another.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an autopsy on the child to determine a cause of death.
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