When officers arrived, the complainant told officers that Greg Carter, who had a small child, was behaving strangely but wasn’t doing anything wrong.
On this occasion, Officers did not observe any erratic behavior or where Carter had violated the law. Officers then left the location.
At approximately 10:19 a.m., management stated that Carter, who was with the child, appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and was repeatedly stating that someone was out to kill him and his child.
A hotel employee saw Carter hunched down on the floor holding his unclothed child in the guest laundry room. They also saw Carter continuously pace back and forth while talking to himself. The employee screamed out when they saw Carter open a dryer door and attempt to place the child in the dryer.
Once the employee yelled out, Carter fled from the hotel laundry room and left in the cold rain while holding his child. Carter was located holding his child in a hallway of the hotel where he was seen and heard talking to himself, stating that someone was out to kill him.
Carter was asked by a member of management to stay where he was while his guest status was checked. When management returned, both Carter and the child were gone.
Hotel employees searched the hotel and located the child, who was still unclothed, by himself. Carter was also later located in the hotel.
When hotel employees checked Carter’s room, they learned that Carter had caused approximately $1,000.00 worth of damages.
Carter was arrested without incident and transported to the Lake Charles Police Department. The child, approximately 13 months old, was transported to a local hospital.
The hospital indicated that the child had not sustained any injuries. The child was later released to the Department of Child and Family Services.
SUSPECT: Greg Matthew Carter
100 Cloud Loop # 4
Singer, LA 70660
Charges:Cruelty to Juvenile, Child Desertion
Felony Criminal Damage to Property
Officer Christopher Baudin is the arresting officer. Detective Hope Sanders conducted the investigation.