A Masury woman used her 2-month-old son as a shield to prevent police from arresting her on domestic violence charges, Brookfield police said.
Police said they eventually were able to take the baby from Kayla L. Wagner, 27, of 8183 Ulp St. Wagner was lodged in Trumbull County Jail on charges of assault, obstructing official business, domestic violence, endangering the child and resisting arrest.
Police said they were called at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to 8188 Ulp with a report that Wagner had “tossed (the) infant child onto the couch while unsecured in a car seat,” police said Wagner’s fiancé told them. The seat flipped onto the child after impact, police said.
The boy was taken to a local hospital and did not appear to have any injuries, but was to be taken to a pediatric hospital for further examination, police said.
Wagner and her fiancé had been out drinking and argued over who should take the child, police said. The fiance’ shot cell phone video showing Wagner grabbing and pulling his leg and jumping on top of him, police said.
Concluding that Wagner was the “primary physical aggressor,” police asked her to put the baby down so she could be arrested, police said.
Police said they removed the child by force from Wagner’s arms, and then she refused to cooperate, resulting in her being stunned with a Taser five times before police could get her in a cruiser.
Trumbull County Children Services Board was contacted, police said.