If you read between the lines, this "incident" must have taken place during court-ordered visitation. It is quite clear that this "visitation" was against the mother's will, as she was concerned enough about her safety to bring along a couple of police officers for the pickup. Daddy TAIRRYON BELL then obliges her by lunging at her and THROWING the baby, which Mom, fortunately, catches before she runs for the car. The police officers then attempted to subdue Daddy.
For all this, Daddy gets charged with just child neglect? As if he had forgotten to take the baby to the doctor for a head cold?
So what genius Indiana judge was behind this travesty? Anybody want to take credit?
Father accused of throwing infant
5:03 p.m. EDT, September 26, 2011
SOUTH BEND— A 20-year-old South Bend man is accused of throwing his 1-year-old daughter at her mother Saturday night.
Tairryonn Bell was charged on Monday with one count of child neglect, a class D felony.
The baby's mother requested that police accompany her when she went to Bell's residence in the 4700 block of West Linden Avenue to pick up her daughter about 10:20 p.m. on Saturday.
Bell allegedly opened the front door and angrily walked toward the mother, holding their daughter in front of him.
He then allegedly yelled, "You want your (expletive) kid?" and lunged toward the mother, throwing the child at her, according to court documents.
The mother was able to catch the infant and run to her car while police officers nearby subdued Bell, according to court documents.
A South Bend police officer transporting Bell to jail asked why he threw his daughter and Bell allegedly replied, "I didn't throw her, I handed her to her (mother)."
A class D felony conviction carries a sentence of between six months and three years.