Teen mom, baby injured in domestic assault
The incident happened just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday at 75 Pine St. Police went there as the result of a 911 hang-up call and met with the 17-year-old mom who said Carlos Roig, 19, her boyfriend and father of their son, assaulted both of them during an argument.
Police said the mother and baby both had redness and bruising on their foreheads. Both were taken by ambulance to Elliot Hospital for treatment.
The teenage girl said she and Roig were arguing and woke the sleeping baby. She picked up the infant to soothe him, and Roig allegedly punched her in the stomach and forehead, and then punched the baby in his stomach and forehead as well.
According to a press release, Roig continued to attack her, grabbing her by the hair and slamming her head into a wall, all while she still held the baby in her arms.
The teen put the baby down and tried to call police for help, but she told police Roig grabbed her by the neck and pinned her to the bed, impeding her breathing.
Police said Roig took the phone from her and kept her from leaving the room. Eventually, she said, he left with his friends.
Officers later located and arrested Roig on two counts of second-degree assault, five charges of simple assault, one complaint of false imprisonment and a charge of obstructing the report of a crime.