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Hamden PD: Man chokes, drags mother of his child

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) - A man in Hamden is under arrest after police say an argument over a 1-year-old child turned violent.

Officers were called to a home on Pinerock Avenue back in November for a report of a domestic dispute

They discovered that 24-year Patrick Whitfield punched the mother of his child several times before choking and dragging her. Officials say Whitfield also took the victim's cell phone.

Whitefield also allegedly threw an object at the victim, which nearly struck the infant. He fled from the home prior to the time police arrived.

Investigators say the mother suffered injuries to her neck and face.

Police arrested Whitfield on Monday. He's facing numerous charges stemming from the November incident. He is also facing charges from a separate case for failing to appear in court.

He was held on a $40,000 bond. 

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