Wilkes-Barre police looking for man wanted on multiple charges

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Wilkes-Barre City Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted man.

Police are looking for Andrew D. Carter for charges related to child endangerment.

According to police, on June 4, 2020 the mother of Carter’s baby brought the child to the hospital because she found blood in his stool and his temperature was 102 degrees. The baby was only a month old at this time.

While at the hospital the baby’s temperature dropped to 92 degrees and the mother noticed the baby’s eyes rolling down. Police say a CT scan showed that the child suffered 3 head fractures.

The mother told police that upon calling Carter she felt as though he “showed no concern” and that she was “making a big deal out of nothing.”

While investigating, police say that the mother of the child disclosed to them that Carter told her that on June 3, he had dropped half a can of formula on the baby’s head. The doctor treating the baby said that would not cause existing trauma.

After interviewing Carter, police say they felt as though he was being deceptive. Carter then told police that while he was sleeping with the baby on his chest his phone rang and when he jumped up to answer it the baby fell off his chest.

Police also got written consent from Carter to go through his phone. While investigating the phone, police say they found google searches like “what happens when you punch a baby in its head,” “Baby hit head: what to look for and when to be concerned,” and “can a baby grow up slow from being hit as an infant.”

The doctor who was treating the baby said he had two bilateral fractures to his forehead, a fracture near his left ear, and multiple brain bleeds. The baby’s eyes were also dropping down which was caused by increased cranial pressure.

Carter is described as a black male 5’5″, 170 pounds. Carter facing charges of aggravated assault, child endangerment, simple assault and reckless endangerment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wilkes-Barre City Police and speak with Detective Maciejczyk 570-208-4228.

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