Local man charged with domestic abuse

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 06, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police have arrested a local man after he allegedly threatened a pregnant woman.

Tommie Alexander, 51, 2606 Whispering Prairie Ave., was charged Sept. 1 with assault causing bodily injury and domestic-abuse assault with intent and/or display of a weapon.

According to a police complaint, officers responded to a report of a man threatening a woman, that the man had a baseball bat and the fight was escalating.

Upon arrival, officers said, they saw Alexander walking away, sweating profusely with a bite mark under his left eye.

When Alexander “calmed down,” he allegedly told officers he was arguing with the woman when the her adult daughter jumped on him and bit him. He told police he grabbed the bat in self-defense, the complaint said.

Witnesses and the woman also said they saw him grab two knives, which his father took away.

The alleged victim told police that while the defendant had the knives he said, “I’ll cut the baby out of your stomach” to the victim’s pregnant adult daughter. The report said Alexander denied making the statement.

The report said the pregnant daughter was “shaken up,” and an ambulance was called to check on her.

— by Brittany Till

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