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Odessa police: Man slapped wife, dragged her while holding infant

Brandon Shepard (Source: Odessa Police Department) Brandon Shepard (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

An Odessa man is behind bars after he allegedly slapped his wife and dragged her up a staircase while holding his 4-month-old infant son in one arm.

Odessa police were called out early Tuesday morning to the 4600 block of Oakwood Dr. in reference to an assault.

 According to police, officers spoke to a 22-year-old woman and her husband, Brandon Shepard, 21.

Authorities say the two got into an argument, Shepard then slapped his wife, and then dragged her up the stairs while he was holding their 4-month-old son.

Officers reported seeing bodily injury on the wife’s body, but the infant was uninjured.

A witness reported hearing a loud slapping noise and heard the 22-year-old woman telling Shepard not to slap her again. The same witness also saw Shepard drag the woman up the stairs.

Shepard was arrested and charged with endangering a child and assault causing bodily injury (family violence).

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