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Man arrested in LR bar after 13-month-old son found home alone

Posted: January 28, 2013 - 11:31am
Joseph Garland Torian  FCSO
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Joseph Garland Torian

Joseph Garland Torian, 47, was arrested over the weekend following allegations that he left his 13-month-old son alone at a home in Conway to go drinking at a Little Rock bar Friday night.

According to police, the child's mother contacted the police department from her place of employment Friday night to report that she suspected her young son was home alone.

The woman told police her boyfriend sent her a picture of the child sleeping in his bed in Conway around 9:30 p.m Friday, but noticed a couple of hours later that location services on Torian's iPad indicated it was 40 minutes away in the River Market District in Little Rock.

When the woman was unable to contact Torian, she called Conway Police Department and her parents. 

Police entered Torian's residence at Highland Drive  and found the 13-month-old crying in his crib. The child's grandparents showed up at the residence to comfort him; meanwhile, Torian was located in a bar by Little Rock Police and was arrested.

During questioning, Torian also admitted to leaving his son alone to go to a bar when he was seven months old.

According to intake records, Torian was released before noon Sunday from Faulkner County jail.

He was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

 

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BuzzBy
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BuzzBy 01/28/13 - 11:37 am
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Early Runner
Unpublished

For parent of the year
And a possible winner!

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 01/28/13 - 11:38 am
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Exactly

Everyone knows not to leave a baby home alone to go out drinking. You take the baby with you to the bar. Duh!

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 01/28/13 - 11:38 am
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Wow

Just wow. That poor child.

i_wonder
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i_wonder 01/28/13 - 11:38 am
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Daddy was thirsty.

Get wet 2013!!

If Faulkner County were wet, he could be closer to his child.

I blame Faulkner County voters for this.

/sarcasm

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 01/28/13 - 01:14 pm
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I can remember at Ryans

I can remember at Ryans buffet there was a sign on the glass over the the food. It said, "All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult to all bars." Surely this guy new it was ok to take the boy with him.

/also sarcasim

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 01/28/13 - 01:16 pm
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Sorry ucantbeserious, I

Sorry ucantbeserious, I didn't see you post. Didn't mean to copy you with duplicated sarcasim

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 01/28/13 - 02:01 pm
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No worries

The more the merrier!

wisea55
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wisea55 01/28/13 - 02:16 pm
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This sperm donor probably

This sperm donor probably thinks he did the best thing by not leaving the child in a cold car in the river market parking lot. I hope he resisted arrest some.

glassworks
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glassworks 01/28/13 - 06:26 pm
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Unbelievable. Worthless.

Unbelievable. Worthless. Jerk.

Guy Moore
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Guy Moore 01/28/13 - 06:51 pm
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Thought process.

In no way, shape, or form do I give this clown a pass because this is beyond despicable but I just have to try to jump into his psyche for a moment if you will. This is what I came up with.
"Damn! The boys are out on the River Market trolling for tail... I can't miss this."
"You gonna be alright little fella?" *blank stare from baby*
*Man chugs Busch Light and heads for the door* "Yeah he'll be just fine. I mean he's baby after all what he could he get into?"

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