Police: Drunk man hits woman holding baby

2012-10-11T03:30:00Z 2012-10-11T07:35:41Z Police: Drunk man hits woman holding babyBrian Wellner The Quad-City Times
October 11, 2012 3:30 am  • 

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.

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  1. katara
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    katara - October 18, 2012 4:45 pm
    This guy's touched in the head and probably has a bigger shoe size than IQ score.I took my kids to the library and saw him dancing (if that's what it was) with earphones on. He resembled a toddler. I've seen him numerous times in the jail listings for drugs and assault. Sad, when parents fail to the extent of this kid. Hopefully they'll keep him out of society for a while. lol
  2. 2muchfun
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    2muchfun - October 12, 2012 4:34 pm
    if you like iraq so much why dont you go.be a republican crash dummy for bush.
  3. birdie72653
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    birdie72653 - October 11, 2012 1:55 pm
    I agree, they think they are so tough beating a woman with a baby in her arms, let himloose in Iraq and see if he is brave then.
  4. Contemptio
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    Contemptio - October 11, 2012 6:41 am
    Send him to Iraq to clear landmines.....
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