McSwain Arrest

A child abuse investigation which has been ongoing since April is finally over with the arrest of a Houston County woman.

Houston County sheriff's investigators arrested 38-year-old Sherri Holloman McSwain Tuesday afternoon.

She is charged with torture and willful abuse of a child under 18 by a responsible person.

Investigators say the actions leading to this charge were withholding medical treatment and failing to protect a child from physical assault.

The investigation began after reports from school officials were made to the Houston County Department of Human Resources.

McSwain was released on a $25,000 bond.

Authorities said McSwain is the ex-wife of James Holloman who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for capital murder in the May 2000 slaying of 56-year-old Jimmy Clark of Rehobeth.