Lodi NJ Man Accused of Hitting One-Year-Old Child, Charged with Aggravated Assault
Police in Lodi New Jersey recently arrested a man who allegedly hit his infant niece during a violent altercation with the girl’s mother.
According to law enforcement, the 26-year-old Lodi NJ man got into a domestic dispute with his sister at a residence on Pasadena Avenue in Lodi, New Jersey. At some point during the argument, the suspect allegedly struck the infant child.
When the physical contact allegedly occurred, the suspect’s sister was holding the one-year-old baby.
Lodi NJ police were called to the scene a short time later. When the officers arrived at the residence, they reportedly saw the suspect trying to flee the area in a motor vehicle. Police stopped the suspect, who allegedly got out of the vehicle and tried to make a run for it.
After a brief chase on foot, police officers apprehended the suspect and placed him under arrest.
The suspect has been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including aggravated assault, child cruelty, and eluding. The suspect has also been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Lodi Man Struck Infant Niece, Cops Say.”