A Texas man, Johnnie Lee Carter has been arrested for reportedly gluing his 14-month-old Baby’s mouth and eyes at a motel.
The 29-year-old, allegedly choked the infant and punched her in the head and rib cage, before gluing the child’s mouth and eyes, the Dallas News reported.
By the time Carter’s wife reported his alleged actions to police, he fled the scene.
Police reportedly found a glue stick on the motel room’s desk, and also found the child buried in the bed under pillows and blankets, the news outlet reported, citing an affidavit.
Carter allegedly put the child underneath bedding, before allegedly gluing the toddler, because the child was crying, his wife said.
The Odessa Police Department now confirms that Carter was arrested September 24 in El Paso, roughly 230 miles west of Odessa. He was wanted for injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, which police said is a first-degree felony.