https://www.toledoblade.com/local/police-fire/2019/04/09/oregon-firefighter-kevin-howard-charged-with-domestic-violence-involving-infant/stories/20190408163An Oregon firefighter is on administrative leave after a domestic violence incident involving an infant, city officials said.
Kevin M. Howard, Jr., 31, is charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence. He’s accused of assaulting a 2-month-old child.
Mr. Howard allegedly struck the infant with a closed fist in the chest. He then grabbed the baby by the jaw with a “claw grip” and jerked his head because he was crying, according to an affidavit filed in Oregon Municipal Court.
“It was just a misunderstanding,” Mr. Howard told The Blade on Monday.
The incident occurred around 7 a.m. April 3 at Mr. Howard’s residence and the child’s mother witnessed the event, according to court records. Oregon police were notified by Lucas County Children Services at approximately 10 a.m. April 4 about a domestic violence case.
Mr. Howard was arrested by Oregon police at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the police station.