Less than a week after posting a $100,000 bond set on charges of child neglect and possession of methamphetamine, 30-year-old Christopher Carterby was arrested again Tuesday.
Capt. Keith Ingle, Ardmore Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, said an “undercover buy” was conducted by members of the APD Narcotics Division, Carter County Sheriff’s Office and OBN agents about 1:25 p.m. Carterby was apprehended just minutes later during a traffic stop. Ingle said the combined investigation resulted in the seizure of more than 3.6-grams methamphetamine.
Carterby was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Carter County Detention Center on a pending charge of distribution of methamphetamine.
Carterby had been released from the CCDS Feb. 9 after he posting bond in a case that charges him and Samantha Davis, 33, with possession of methamphetamine in the presence of minors and child neglect. The couple was arrested at a 2nd Avenue SE residence when Officer Billy Mitchell, APD Patrol Division, responded to a request for a welfare check at the house about 2:25 a.m. Feb. 8.
Those charges accused the duo of having methamphetamine in the residence which was occupied by five children ranging in age from 1 to 7. In addition, the charges allege the children were living in a “chronic unsanitary home, which contained dog feces, trash and
dangerous conditions,” and were receiving “inadequate supervision and care.”
The twosome appeared before Special District Judge Carson Brooks who set $100,000 bonds on the charges facing both Carterby and Davis and ordered the pair to have no contact with the children if they made bond. Carterby posted bond a day later. Davis has remained detained pending the posting of bond.
Ingle said at the time of the couple’s arrest Feb. 8 officers had taken the children into protective custody and later released them to the care of the Department of Human Services.
Carterby is expected to make his second appearance in a week before Brooks today.
Court records indicate Carterby has a criminal history that includes two previous felony drug possession convictions.