City man accused of assaulting woman
Infant also allegedly injured
A city man is accused of assaulting a woman and injuring a 4-month-old infant in an altercation, court documents stated.
Jeremy Daniel Wyatt, 36, was arraigned Saturday by Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio on a felony charge of endangering the welfare of children in addition to 10 counts of simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment and resisting arrest.
An intoxicated Wyatt allegedly injured both the mother and the child during a physical altercation Saturday on the 1000 block of 17th Avenue.
Police said Wyatt allegedly began screaming at the woman and lunged on top of her, and after the victim retaliated, he allegedly threw her to the floor and punched her about the face.
As the victim attempted to escape the residence with the infant, Wyatt allegedly grabbed the child by its shirt and pulled him from the mother’s arms.
Wyatt then allegedly locked himself in the bedroom with the child and threatened to kill the woman if she entered.
The victim and a friend then attempted to reclaim the child, and Wyatt is accused of placing his arm around the child’s throat and eventually dropping the infant, causing a laceration on the child’s head.
The child allegedly was silent when Wyatt placed his arm around the child’s neck, and the friend feared it was due to Wyatt’s hold and squeeze of the child.
Wyatt also allegedly shoved the friend into a mirror during the altercation.
Police said it took four officers to detain Wyatt, who was “aggressive and belligerent” when officers arrived on scene.
Wyatt was released from Blair County Prison after posting cash bail of $40,000 through a professional bondsman.
He is to appear before DeAntonio Oct. 6 for a preliminary hearing.
Mirror Staff Writer Calem Illig is at 814-946-7535.