Man dumps baby on girlfriend after finding her talking on phone
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Officers have arrested a 31-year-old man accused of dumping a baby on his girlfriend after finding her talking on the phone.
The North Charleston Police Department has charged Vincent Samuel Reid of North Charleston with first-degree domestic violence and unlawful conduct toward a child.
The investigation began at 12:21 a.m. Wednesday when officers responded to an apartment on Alston Avenue for a possible child abduction.
The victim said the incident began when she was sitting at home with her children and her boyfriend entered the house drunk. When he saw her talking on the phone to someone, he snatched the phone from her. A report says the suspect began calling the person the victim was talking to and threatening to shoot at their house.
The victim said she then grabbed her phone and called 911, and at that point a verbal argument began between the victim and the suspect. According to police, the suspect then punched the victim in the face, took her phone, grabbed the baby and ran out of the house.
The victim said that when she called 911, the suspect entered the house, picked up the phone and threw it away. The incident report says the suspect then threw the baby at the victim, grabbed her by the neck in an attempt to choke her, then bit her right shoulder.
Authorities say the victim was able to bite off the suspect’s hand and call his daughter who was in another room to call 911.
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