MONROE, N.C. — A Monroe couple has been charged with child abuse after police said they were too drunk to care for their own children.
Antonio Alsobrooks and his girlfriend Gabriel Ivey were arrested early Monday morning after police say Ivey’s father called 911 concerned for her welfare.
Ivey’s father told dispatchers his daughter called him claiming someone was threatening her life, according to WSOC.
When police checked on the couple, police say they found them severely intoxicated.
Officers say the man became extremely belligerent and was shouting obscenities at officers when police discovered the couple’s 3- and 4-year-old children inside the home without proper supervision.
Alsobrooks and Ivey remain in the Union County jail on charges of misdemeanor child abuse.