ODESSA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Investigators say a Texas man was arrested on charges that he beat his 1-year-old daughter and glued shut her eyes and mouth.

El Paso County records show Johnnie Lee Carter, 29, was being held Wednesday on a charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Carter was arrested Monday at an El Paso motel and faces extradition to Odessa.

Odessa police Sept. 16 responded to a domestic disturbance. Police say Carter had fled but his toddler was found with facial injuries and her eyes and mouth glued shut. She was transported to a hospital.

An affidavit says the mother told police that her husband choked and punched their toddler before applying adhesive. A super glue stick was nearby.

Officials at the hospital said they noticed redness on the child’s neck according to KOSA-TV. The mother told police that the husband had choked and punched the little girl before using the glue.

Online records didn’t list an attorney representing Carter.

El Paso is in West Texas.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s