Autistic Boy Attacked
Man charged with domestic abuse after the child's mother told police he pushed the victim and confronted her with a knife.
A 48-year-old Oak Creek man is charged with domestic abuse after police say he attacked a 14-year-old child with autism.
According to the criminal complaint, the defendant was drunk Sunday when he began yelling at the child and pushed him on the chest. The child then fell backward onto a couch. Patch is not naming the defendant to protect the identity of the victim.
The boy's mother got scared, the complaint states, and went to the patio to call police. She later told officers the man came toward her holding a knife and tried to force the door open while she held it shut.
When officers arrived in the 8800 block of South Wood Creek Drive, the man fled, and police say he got about 100 to 150 yards before he was apprehended.
He is charged with one count of disorderly conduct-domestic abuse with use of a dangerous weapon and one count of obstructing an officer.
He is in Milwaukee County Jail awaiting trial. If convicted, he could face up to one year in jail or on probation and $11,000 in fines.