Man allegedly punched woman, causing her to drop baby

Another child also was battered during the assault, police say

Man accused of battering a child and punching his girlfriend, causing her to drop a baby

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A man is accused of punching his girlfriend multiple times, causing her to drop the 6-month-old baby she was holding.

Another child also was battered during the assault, Shreveport police say.

The attacks happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday in the 5600 block of Bienville Avenue.

Officers were told that a man had been battering and threatening to shoot his girlfriend at a residence there.

Shreveport Fire Department medics treated the woman and two children for minor injuries.

Meantime, authorities identified the suspect as 56-year-old Floyd Lee Cathron, of the same Bienville Avenue address.

Callers provided police dispatchers with a description of the Nissan Sentra in which he fled.

Officers spotted the car and tried to stop it at Mansfield Road at Hollywood Avenue but its driver refused. A short pursuit ended when the car crashed into a utility pole at Mansfield Road at Lloyd Street.

Cathron was arrested at 1:03 a.m. Sunday then taken to Ochsners LSU Health in Shreveport for examination.

He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail at 4:07 a.m. on two counts of domestic abuse battery and one count each of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment and aggravated flight from an officer, booking records show.

Cathron has since been transferred to Caddo Correctional Center, where he was booked at 1:24 p.m., booking records show.

His bond has been set at $10,000 on the charge of aggravated flight from an officer. No bond amount has been set on the other charges.

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