Columbia man arrested in domestic assault case

9 months 1 week 5 days ago Tuesday, February 07 2017 Feb 7, 2017 Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:13:00 AM CST February 07, 2017 in News
By: Ben Burke, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a man after he allegedly punched his significant other several times in the face early Monday morning. 

According to police, Rogelio Martinez-Medoza broke into the woman's home on the 1200 block of Larch Court.

Officers said Martinez-Mendoza then began assaulting the woman and her three-year-old daughter.

The victim's 10-year-old daughter went to the neighbors' house for help.

Police said one neighbor, as well as two others whom the 10-year-daughter had called for help, tried stopping Martinez-Mendoza, but he hit all three adults with his fist and a baseball bat.

Officer eventually arrested Martinez-Mendoza on suspicion of armed criminal action, first degree burglary, two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault in the third degree, two counts of felony endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree, and two counts of second degree assault.

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