More Daddy Drama. This time starring dad JAYSON LEYVA. This is the kind of guy who needs to be locked up for a good long time. Before somebody is really hurt.
Man arrested, infant rescued in SWAT situation
Posted: Today at 7:20 am EDT Last Updated: Today at 3:18 pm EDT
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The father of a 5-month-old girl has been arrested after a SWAT situation, early Monday morning.
The incident began at 2 a.m. on the seventh floor of the Diamond Towers apartment building on Second Street and Northwest 12th Avenue. Miami Police and SWAT arrived on the scene after calls of a domestic dispute between a man and his girlfriend.
According to the police report, 26-year-old Jason Leyva arrived home drunk and demanded sex from his girlfriend. When she refused, he hit her multiple times causing injuries to her lip and right arm. He also ripped off her clothes and tried to pin her down.
Police said, he started to strangle her, and he pointed a gun at her and said, "If you call the police, you will see the show that I put on." But she was able to flee. However, the baby was holed up in the apartment with her father.
Authorities evacuated residents in four units on the seventh floor and relocated them to the lobby of the building as a precaution. Police also set up a perimeter around the building.
Some concerned residents were unaware that the incident had taken place. "It was really scary. I live by myself, but my floor is very quiet," said Orespes Graupera. "I've never heard of such stories."
"This is not good. Especially being in our building because there's good security, good people here," said Manny Ambrosio.
Four hours later, negotiators managed to persuade Leyva to surrender and arrested him.
The SWAT team rescued the baby safely, and she has since been reunited with her mother.
Leyva now faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, domestic battery by strangulation, and battery. His bond is $14,000.