Bring Kharmah Home, Begs Family of 6-Year-Old Humboldt Girl Stranded in Missouri After Her Mother’s Murder
Arnold and Wallace met in Humboldt County. While living here in 2008, Carlton Wallace was arrested for “sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls” at an Arcata motel. Then as he was awaiting trial in the Humboldt County jail for this, Wallace alleged that another inmate attempted to recruit him to kill a 16-year-old girl. However, Wallace contacted authorities and reported the attempt. This resulted in charges being brought against two other men.
Kharmah was born to Arnold and Wallace in 2010. Three years later the family moved to Missouri. While there, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department responded several times to their residence for domestic violence issues.
On Monday around noon, Carlton Wallace reportedly contacted his mother telling her that he was ready to go to the store. When she wanted to know where Arnold was, he replied that she “is with the angels.” His mother, a former resident of Arcata, told officers that she noted blood on his pants and shoes. She “discreetly” contacted 9-1-1.
Wallace then reportedly took his mother’s car without permission. He had reportedly threatened a murder/suicide situation previously so officers were particularly concerned. A manhunt followed and six-year-old Kharmah was taken into protective custody as authorities were fearful that her father might injure her. Wallace was eventually arrestedand is currently in jail for second degree homicide.
While Kharmah stayed with her teacher the first night, she is currently a ward of the state. Her Humboldt family is hoping to get her home as soon as possible. However, facilitating this will be expensive. A GoFundMe site has been set up to bring this small victim of domestic violence back to this community and to pay for the funeral of her mother. Almost half the requested $5000 has been donated already. If you would like to help, follow the GoFundMe link. There is also an account at Coast Central Bank, Lindsay Arnold’s Memorial, that people may donate to.
“[Lindsay] was a card,” said her mother, Renee Plumlee. Plumlee said Lindsay’s three sisters will miss her very much. “She found laughter and happiness in the worst situation,” Plumee said remembering her daughter, “and she is very much missed.”