Most Wanted: Child Abuse Suspect On The Lam

Authorities are looking for Carlton Raymond Lewis, II—a man accused a beating two toddler girls so severely that one of them suffered brain damage.

Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for Carlton Raymond Lewis II, an Apple Valley man who is wanted on charges of child abuse.

Lewis, 23, is the subject of a nationwide arrest warrant. He fell off the radar shortly after he and live-in partner Ashley Marie Roff, 24, were arrested in September. The couple are accused of beating toddler girls—ages 2 and 3—with a belt and causing the 2-year-old to suffer a brain injury.

Lewis is charged with five felonies: two counts of malicious punishment of a child causing bodily harm, two counts of third-degree assault and one count of child neglect. He is also charged with one gross misdemeanor count of malicious punishment of a child.

Roff has been accounted for, but Lewis’ whereabouts remain unknown. Anyone with information is asked to contact local police.

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has issued warrants for all the individual featured in this gallery. If you encounter them, the DCSO asks that you please be cautious: All should be considered dangerous.  

If you know the whereabouts of any of the people featured in this gallery, you can contact your local police or the DCSO at (651) 438-4740. You can leave an anonymous tip.


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