A Lexington man who admitted to pulling a child down a flight of stairs has been arrested, police said.
Carl Carpenter, 38, told police he pulled the victim down the stairs by one arm about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, according to court records.
Lexington Police Sgt. Ann Welch said officers responded to a call of an unresponsive 4-year-old, who was found and taken to a hospital.
Carpenter was arrested on unrelated warrants and was later charged with criminal abuse. The Crimes Against Children Unit and Forensic Services were assisting in the investigation, Welch said.
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Drug use is suspected, according to the arrest report.
Carpenter is to be arraigned at 1 p.m.
Welch said she could not comment on the status of the child.