Incident happened more than a year ago

Published: Monday, October 8, 2012 at 06:59 PM.

The daughter is 12 years of age now, but was 11 at the time of the inking.

Morning said police interviewed Clay, who said getting the tattoo was a general consensus between her and her daughter.

Morning said the only reason Havelock police found out about the girl’s tattoo was because of domestic issues involving Clay and the girl’s grandparents.

Carteret County Sheriffs Office Captain Jason Wank said the grandfather of the daughter, Kenneth Blevins, faces court charges of peeping into an occupied room on Oct. 12.

Wank said it was after the charge of peeping was made that the tattoo incident came to light. Blevins’ son is the child’s father, according to Wank.

Clay has a short record on file with the N.C. Department of Corrections website. She was given suspended sentences for possession of stolen goods and possession of drug paraphernalia in 2004, and larceny in 2000.

Her tattooing case is scheduled for Craven County District Court on Nov. 15.



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