LOUISVILLE, Ky — A couple in Kentucky have been arrested after a 3-year-old was found playing on some railroad tracks by herself.
Police received a call from a concerned citizen who reported seeing the 3-year-old daughter of 26-year-old Victoria Carroll, playing on some railroad tracks with no adults in sight.
Officers were able to find the girl, and already knew where she lived. They had been to the child’s home several times in the past on reports of the toddler wandering the streets alone.
When the officers arrived at the house they found the front door open and Carroll’s boyfriend, 34-year-old Joshua Tate, passed out in the bedroom. He had no knowledge that the child was out of the house.
Carroll had left her daughter in the care of Tate, even though CPS had forbid her from doing so on a previous call, while she visited the neighborhood methadone clinic. Both she and Tate were arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
Tate, being the absolute winner he is, banged his head on the asphalt as well as the protective screen inside the patrol car during his arrest. This earned him an extra charge of resisting.
Carroll’s daughter was taken to the Home of the Innocents where she will be fed, tagged and then released into the wild where she will have a marginally higher life expectancy.Tags: Child Endangerment, Crime, Drugs, Joshua Tate, Kentucky, Victoria Carroll