Carter County Jailer arrested on abuse charge

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

CARTER COUNTY, OK -- A Carter County jailer was arrested Tuesday night and the sheriff's office presented a child abuse charge to the district attorney.

31-year-old John Owen was arrested after a DHS call led investigators to a home where they say owen had grabbed a 5-year-old boy around the neck.

Owen was arraigned at 1:30 PM Wednesday and instead of child abuse, was charged with one count of domestic abuse assault and battery, a misdemeanor.

He is out on a $2,000 dollar bond.

The Carter County Sheriff's office says that Owen has been terminated.

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