Wichita Falls man behind bars after injuring baby

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A 41-year-old Wichita Falls man is jailed after police say he either kicked or stepped on his girlfriend’s baby.

David Clifford Johnson is charged with injury to a child and assault family violence with bonds totalling $7,000.

When officers arrived in the 4600 block of University, they say they were flagged down by a juvenile who was crying and screaming that his mother was being assaulted inside.

That’s when they also saw Johnson leaving the home and arrested him.

The woman inside told officers she had asked Johnson to leave and he refused, then he threatened to call Child Protective Services.    

She says she grabbed his phone and smashed it on the ground, then she and Johnson began fighting, and he pushed her down and began punching her in the head.

At some point, the woman and the juvenile both say Johnson either kicked or stepped on her 11 month old child.

Police confirmed that the baby had slight swelling around its left eye.
 

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