Monroe police arrested a New Orleans man for punching his ex-girlfriend and her mother after placing his 1-month-old child in his vehicle last week.

Edwin L. Baldwin III, 28, of 2315 Dabadie St., New Orleans, was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center for domestic abuse battery; child endangerment and simple battery.

According to the Jan. 9 arrest report, police were dispatched to Deloach Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Police observed cuts on the victim’s face.

The victim told police her ex-boyfriend, Thomas, punched her in the face with a closed fist after placing their 1-month-old son into his vehicle.

The victim’s mother told officers that she tried to remove the child from the fight, and Thomas approached her and punched her in the left side of her neck.

During questioning, Thomas denied touching the victim and her mother.

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