A Snapchat image of a “small baby in a mesh laundry bag that was tied in a knot and hanging from a door handle” prompted the arrest of a Claremore couple for child abuse.
According to law enforcement records, a call from the Hominy Police Department alerted them to the presence of the photo on the social media app, SnapChat.
Claremore Police Department reports obtaining a copy of the picture, then finding out the names of the father and mother—Paul Chuckluck and Johnnie Gaghins respectively.
“Gaghins stated Chuckluck placed the nine month old inside the bag and tied the knot and placed the bag on the door handle,” according to CPD. “Gaghin stated she thought it was funny and took a picture of the child in the bag then placed the picture on her Snapchat account. Gaghins stated she did not try to stop Chuckluck from putting the child in the mesh bag.”
Both individuals were booked into Rogers County Jail and are facing possible child abuse charges.
Chuckluck additionally had two outstanding Claremore municipal warrants.