Texas man accused of covering baby's eyes, mouth with super glue is arrested

A Texas man was arrested Monday for reportedly gluing an infant's mouth and eyes shut at a motel.

Johnnie Lee Carter, 29, allegedly choked a 14-month-old baby and punched her in the head and rib cage, before using a Crazy Glue stick to cover the child's mouth and eyes, the Dallas News reported.

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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 a 2-month-old child buried in the bed under pillows and blankets, the news outlet reported, citing an affidavit.

Carter allegedly put the 2-month-old underneath bedding, before allegedly gluing the toddler, because the infant was crying, his wife said.

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The Odessa Police Department asked for the public's help in finding Carter in a news release on Sept. 18. An updated news release indicates Carter was arrested Sept. 24 in El Paso, roughly 230 miles west of Odessa.

Carter was wanted for injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, which police said is a first-degree felony.