At approximately 9:40 p.m. on a recent Monday, Oklahoma City police were contacted to conduct a welfare check at the home of a mother and her two children. Supposedly, the woman’s boyfriend and her 16-year-old son had an altercation. By the time police left, the man was in custody and taken to jail on charges relating to domestic violence and child abuse.
Police reports indicate that the mother and her boyfriend were involved in an argument. This is the last point upon which the parties involved seem to agree. The mother claims that when her son attempted to go to his room, her boyfriend began hitting him. The man claims that it was the other way around.
As the two fought, the teenage boy’s 17-year-old sister and her mother attempted to break up the fight. At some point, it is alleged that the boyfriend elbowed the teenage girl in the face. She and her mother left and went to a neighbor’s house and called 911.
When officers arrived, they supposedly smelled alcohol on the man’s breath and claim that he was intoxicated. In the mother’s statement to police, she claimed that this was not the first time her boyfriend became violent. He was taken from the scene to the Oklahoma County Jail. He was booked for domestic assault and battery with great bodily injury (one count) and child abuse (two counts).
When it comes to domestic violence situations, there is often a disagreement as to how the events unfolded. Fortunately, the accused party is entitled to be presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. As part of that process, this man will be afforded the opportunity to tell his side of the story and confront the witnesses against him in court.
Source: news9.com, “OKC Man Arrested For Attacking Girlfriend’s Children“, Xin Xin Liu, July 7, 2015