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Huntington man arrested for child neglect

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HUNTINGTON, WV -

A man is facing felony child neglect charges after police say he left his baby in a stroller on the sidewalk to fight with his mom.

Officers with the Huntington Police Department say violent confrontation between Shawn A. Carter, 23, and his mother broke out at their home on Sixth Avenue Sunday. 

Police say Carter left his 11-month-old son in a stroller outside while his 2-year-old son watched "his loud and violent confrontation."

When police arrived, they found drugs on Carter's possession.  He was unable to provide a valid prescription for the drug police identified as gabapentin. 

Carter was charged for domestic assault, child neglect and drug possession.  He faces up to 5 years in prison.