Cops: Man Threw Car Seat With Baby In It At Girlfriend During Argument

During an argument with his girlfriend inside their trailer home, a Tennessee man allegedly threw a car seat--with the couple’s baby inside--at the woman, cops allege.

According to criminal complaints, John Woodley Jr., 37, punched the victim in the eye Saturday night, prompting her to try to leave the Clarksville residence with the couple’s seven-month-old son.

At that point, Woodley, seen below, “took the child’s car seat that still had the child in it and slung it” at the woman, reported Officer Coz Minetos. As first reported by The Leaf Chronicle, Woodley told the woman to “take the baby and leave the trailer.”

The baby was not harmed in the tossing, though investigators have referred the incident to the state’s Department of Children's Services, according to a Clarksville Police Department spokesperson. The woman was treated for an eye injury at a local hospital.

Charged with domestic violence and child abuse, Woodley was booked into the county jail, where he was later released after posting $7500 bond. Woodley, who works at the Tilted Kilt bar, is scheduled for an August 18 arraignment in Montgomery County Circuit Court.