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Commerce Township Man Arrested For Domestic Incident With Girlfriend, 3-Year-Old Boy

The suspect allegedly threw a 3-year-old boy out the door of the residence.

July 29, 2019 - 4:45 pm

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ) -- An Oakland County man is facing multiple charges after a domestic incident involving a woman and her 3-year-old son.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, police were called to a home on Bayberry Drive in Commerce Township, where a 27-year-old woman said her boyfriend had caused a disturbance and gotten violent.

Authorities say the man, a 26-year-old from Commerce whose name was not released, had woken up his girlfriend and her son by yelling and shaking. The woman told police the man had said he wanted to fight her, to which she replied, "I have your unborn child, leave me alone," according to the sheriff's office.

The suspect then went after the toddler, allegedly throwing him out of the rear door of the residence and onto the ground. He then picked the boy up again and threw him back inside the residence through the same doorway. He went back into the house and allegedly picked up the boy and pushed him to the ground.

At that point, police say the suspect left the home, got in his vehicle and crashed into another vehicle a few houses away, before fleeing the scene.

Sheriff's deputies and police officers from Wixom, Walled Lake and Wolverine Lake soon found the man nearby. When confronted, the suspect began resisting arrest and continued to do so after being secured in handcuffs.

Police say the suspect was taken to Huron Valley Hospital to be medically cleared for incarceration and was ultimately lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

The woman and her son were also taken to the same hospital for medical treatment. Child Protective Services was contacted and advised of the incident.  The child was placed with relatives at that time.

Charges are pending for the suspect, including domestic violence, child endangerment, operating while under the influence of drugs, leaving the scene of a property accident and resisting and obstructing police.