Man arrested after throwing 9-month-old child off balcony at Mesquite apartments

The Mesquite Police Department has arrested a 40-year-old man after a disturbance and assault call at the Mission Fairways Apartment (801 IH-30).

Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls of a disturbance involving a man who was assaulting multiple people around 9:35AM. During the incident, the suspect threw a 9-month-old child off a second-floor balcony apartment building.

The baby landed on a carport, preventing serious injury. The child was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

Officers arrested the man and charged him with Injury to a Child, Assault Bodily Injury, and Resisting Arrest.