- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man is accused of putting his infant within inches of a ceiling fan and then in a choke hold.

KOB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1R5sUv7) that Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 32-year-old Benny Ballejos.

It was not clear Sunday what charges he will face.

Sgt. Aaron Williamson says the incident began when Ballejos and his girlfriend got into a drunken fight at a house party Friday.

Ballejos allegedly held the baby’s head close to the fan to intimidate the girlfriend.

Williamson says the homeowner called authorities and also got the baby away from the suspect.

However, Ballejos allegedly grabbed the child again and put the baby in a choke hold.

Williamson says the baby was not seriously injured.

According to court records, Ballejos was arrested for child endangerment in 2010.


Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com

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