Hopkinsville Police arrested a man early Wednesday morning who is accused of assaulting a woman and crashing a car with a baby inside.
Served with a warrant for first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault is 22-year old Kent Wheeler of Hopkinsville. It alleges that on June 7th, he struck a woman in the head during an altercation.
The victim sat in the passenger seat of a car and Wheeler allegedly got in the driver’s seat and drove away with a baby unbuckled in a car seat.
He allegedly grabbed the woman by the hair and punched her multiple times before crashing the vehicle into bushes on Russellville Road.
EMS was called to check on the baby and Wheeler fled before officers arrived.