Man charged with endangering child during fight

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 7:20 AM

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Johnson County deputies arrested a man after he allegedly endangered his child during a fight with his wife.

Chad Tyree, 32, Lone Tree, was charged Sept. 16 with domestic abuse assault, willful injury causing bodily injury and endangerment/no injury.

According to a complaint, Tyree allegedly attacked his wife during an argument about employment when she Tyree's wife was holding their three-month old child.

Tyree allegedly bit the victim, then grabbed her around the throat with both hands, strangling her. He then allegedly threatened her with a knife, swinging it at her. Tyree allegedly told the victim that he would kill her if he had to go to prison, the complaint said.

Tyree was under the influence of alcohol while he allegedly committed the assault.

Willful injury causing bodily injury is a Class-D Felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of $7,500.

Domestic abuse assault — second offense — is an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of $6,250.

Child endangerment without injury is also an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by the same.

—By Matt Starns

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