Somebody could start a blog JUST on violent dads who can't deal with diapers and/or potty training...Case in point: Father DARRELL MADISON got mad when the mother suggested that he dispose of a dirty diaper. I suppose we should be grateful in this case that no baby had his or her legs broken, or was beaten into a coma or killed. But because the mom had the nerve to suggest that dad function as a parent, he shoved her, leading to a simple assault charge.
Dirty diaper dispute leads to arrest
Darrel Madison, 50, was charged with simple assault after allegedly shoving his child's mother during an argument over a dirty diaper.
By Elizabeth Dinan
June 17, 2009 10:48 AM
PORTSMOUTH — An argument about a dirty diaper led to the arrest of a local dad on an assault charge, say police.
Officers were dispatched to a city residence Tuesday evening when a woman called 911 and said her child’s father shoved her in the chest, according to Lt. Rodney McQuate.
“She was pretty shook up,” said the police spokesman.
Arrested at the scene was Darrel Madison, 50, who McQuate said lives out of his van.
Police allege Madison and his child’s mother were arguing about who was going to dispose of a dirty diaper when Madison pushed her. He was charged with a class A misdemeanor count of simple assault, held overnight in the Rockingham County House of Corrections and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning in Portsmouth District Court.