A Davenport man police say was intoxicated when he struck a woman who was holding their infant has been charged with child endangerment.
Michael K. Markin Jr., 22, made an initial appearance Tuesday in Scott County District Court, Davenport. His arraignment is set for Nov. 8.
Police responded to his home in the 5100 block of North Fairmount Street, Davenport, about
3:50 a.m. Sunday on a report of a domestic disturbance.
Police learned Markin twice struck a female victim in the face and pushed her onto a bed, an arrest affidavit states. The victim was holding their infant child when he hit her, the affidavit states.
Markin then chased the victim out of the house, where witnesses overheard the victim screaming for help, the affidavit states.
Police located Markin in the street in front of his home and observed a strong odor of alcohol coming from his mouth and bloodshot watery eyes, the affidavit states.
In addition to child endangerment, Markin is charged with public intoxication and domestic abuse. He has two prior convictions for public intoxication.
The victim requested an emergency order of protection against Markin.