DEEP RIVER, Conn. (WTNH) – A Deep River man was arrested after he allegedly pushed a child off a bike on Monday.
On Monday evening, a woman reported to State Police Troop F dispatch that her 11-year-old son was assaulted by an adult male while he was riding his bike on Main Street, according to the police.
Desiree Dominique said her son came home visibly shaken and upset.
“I asked him what happened, what’s wrong and he said mom I was attacked by a man,” she said.
Dominique said her son was riding bikes with his friend when the friend bumped into a man walking on the street. Dominique said that’s when the man started yelling at the boys and the friend pulled out his cell phone.
In the video, the man, who police identified as 48-year-old Jameson Chapman, asked the child if he grew up in Connecticut.
He said no. Chapman then said, “get out of my ******* town.”
Another video shows Chapman allegedly pushing Dominique’s son off his bike.
Dominique says her son is physically okay but shaken from the incident.
“He’s avoiding the public. He’s afraid to leave the house,” she said. “This is one of the very few good communities you can find here in Connecticut and it’s unfortunate that there are a very small minority of people who don’t feel safe with their selves and their bodies, and they have to attack other people.”
State troopers met with the victim at his mother’s residence where officers viewed video evidence of the alleged assault.
The man accused was identified as a Deep River resident. According to the state police, Chapman was arrested on Monday.
Chapman was charged with risk of injury to a child, assault in the third degree, and breach of peace, according to the state police.
Chapman was transported to Troop F Westbrook without further incident. He was fingerprinted, photographed, and processed in compliance with the Connecticut General Statutes.
He was held on a $10,000 bond and transported to the Hartford Correctional Center.
Chapman is scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on July 11.