Hearing set for man who abandoned 4-year-old
The future of a man who told police last week he intended to drown his son is in the hands of Iowa's justice system.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk for Carl J. Guymon, 26, of Palmyra, Mo.
Guymon was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 16, by Palmyra police after a two-state investigation into the report of a missing child turned sharply from a search to investigation of a suspected criminal act.
Guymon reported his child missing to Missouri and Iowa authorities on Tuesday, Nov. 15. An Associated Press account said Guymon had told the child to stay out of sight behind a shed while he was making the report.
Guymon, a non-custodial parent of the child, later admitted he had driven to the Des Moines River on Nov. 16, where he intended to drown the child, but was scared away by a motorist, according to court documents. He left the child at the river and drove to the boy's mother's home in Keokuk.
A motorist found the 4-year-old boy at 1 p.m. that day, alone and crying in the rain, in the 2300 block of Johnson Street Road, in rural Keokuk, 1/2 mile from the Des Moines River, court documents said.
At the time the child was found, Palmyra police were filling out forms for an Amber Alert based on a missing child report from Guymon's mother, according to the Associated Press.
Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
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