Dad GARRY TERRY CARTER has been arrested on child endangerment charges after an anonymous caller contacted police. Dad was found passed out at 3 PM in the afternoon, while the 2- and 7-year-old children were left unsupervised. Police also found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the home. Not a word on the mom. Single dad?
Published: December 11, 2009 10:43 am
Father arrested for child neglect
Was allegedly found passed out in back bedroom
By Becky Manley / Staff Writer
The father of two young children was arrested Wednesday after an anonymous caller told police the children were being neglected.
Garry Terry Carter, 28, of Corbin, was passed out in a back bedroom of his Cleveland Street home when police arrived about 3 p.m., according to the Corbin Police Department and Whitley County Detention Center.
Carter is charged with possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and two charges of wanton endangerment.
The door to Carter’s home was ajar when police arrived and the children, who are ages 2 and 7, were not inside, police said.
After police entered the residence, Carter woke up and asked what they were doing there, police said.
Police said several different pills and drug paraphernalia were visible around the home. After obtaining a search warrant, police also found an unidentified white powdery substance, what is believed to be marijuana, straws and syringes.
The children were placed with a family member pending an investigation by child social services, police said.