Victim says attacker threw baby out of window

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A Caruthersville man faces several charges in Pemiscot County following a domestic assault and child abuse incident in which he allegedly attacked a woman and threw her baby out a window.

Caruthersville police chief Chris Riggs said officers responded to an apartment Monday, where a woman said a man later identified as Travis Sanchez Carter, 20, had broken a window to her home and come inside. Following the assault, Carter threw a baby in the home out a window, according to the victim.

Riggs said Carter fled the scene but was arrested following a short foot pursuit.

He was taken to the Pemiscot County Justice Center where he is being held on a $145,000 bond.

Police are seeking charges of second-degree domestic assault, child abuse, property damage and first-degree burglary.

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