Father who dangled 1-year-old son over balcony arrested by police

Father who dangled 1-year-old son over balcony arrested by police

Father who dangled 1-year-old son over balcony arrested by police

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on November 14, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 14 at 5:36 PM

HOUSTON—Houston police arrested a father Wednesday who dangled his 1-year-old son over a second-story balcony during a fight with his girlfriend.

Demarquis Fitzgerald Galloway, 21, was charged with felony child endangerment.

Police said on September 23, Galloway got into a fight with his girlfriend, the mother of his twin boys. He struck the woman in the face, but unafraid, she prepared to fight him back, according to court documents.

That is when Galloway said “Oh, I see I’m not hurting you,” then went onto the balcony and grabbed one of their sons. He then dangled the boy over the balcony while asking his girlfriend if she was going to leave or stay.

The mother said she would stay and begged for Galloway to pull the baby back over, investigators said. He then returned the child to his mother.

A friend who was at the home then took Galloway away so that he could calm down.

Galloway’s bond was set at $10,000.

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