ODESSA, TX (KWES) - A man is behind bars after he allegedly slapped his mother in the face before grabbing his child, running off, then returning to the residence only to throw the baby into it's crib.
Shortly after midnight on Saturday Odessa police were called out to the 1000 block of Coronado for a disturbance.
Police say Michael Garcia's, 18, mother said she called the police because Garcia was fighting with his common law wife outside the house.
The mother said she was holding Garcia's son, her grandson, when Garcia hit her with an open hand.
Garcia took the child from his mother's arms and ran out the door.
He then returned to the house with the child, physically threw the child into the wooden crib, causing visible injuries to the baby.
Garcia was arrested and charged with injury to a child and assault family violence.