JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

A Johnson City man was arrested after police say he allowed a small child to wander away from his home.

Johnson City officers arrested 21-year-old Jason Peters at his home just after noon Sunday.

Peters is charged with child abuse and neglect and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

According to police a child wandered out of his home.

When officers went to speak with peters they tell us they found drug paraphernalia and an open knife laying within the child's reach