Columbia man arrested in domestic assault case
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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