Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dad punches out car window to hit mom, driving glass into eye of 4-year-old son (Fargo, North Dakota)

Dad is identified as TYLER JACOB LEITCH.

Fargo father accused of child abuse after punching window, injuring boy
By Forum staff reports on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:38 p.m.

FARGO - A Fargo father is accused of felony child abuse after allegedly punching a car window near his partner’s head, shattering it and driving glass into the eye of their 4-year-old son nearby.

Tyler Jacob Leitch, 34, was charged Wednesday in Cass County District Court with one count of Class B felony abuse or neglect of a child, and one count each of criminal mischief and domestic assault, both Class B misdemeanors.

Court documents say police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute Feb. 26 in the 300 block of 16th Street South, where a witness told them she picked up her friend, Leitch’s girlfriend, and the couple’s two children.

The girlfriend told police Leitch had been walking in the area, and after an argument between the couple, he punched the window where his girlfriend was sitting, shattering it, and then hitting her on the cheek with his hand.

A piece of glass went into their son’s eye, which was cut and bleeding, the girlfriend said.

A warrant was issued for Leitch on Wednesday.