A man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend and her children in a southeast Portland apartment was found by police hiding in bushes while clutching a baby.
Court documents show three officers had to forcibly, but carefully, remove the child younger than 8 months old from the grip of Samuel Davis Tuesday night.
Police were called to Southeast 130th and Tessa Street on reports of the 27-year-old man attacking his ex-girlfriend, who has a restraining order against him.
The alleged victim said the suspect is the father of her two youngest children. She has six children in all living with her.
She said the suspect had been staying at her apartment off and on since the restraining order was obtained in May 2012 so he could see his children.
The woman told police they had been arguing Tuesday and while she was cooking dinner she heard a commotion upstairs.
She said Davis had his hand over her 6-year-old son's mouth and said he would not tolerate the children disrespecting him. The woman said he then grabbed her, carried her into the bedroom and threw her on the bed.
The woman said he was attempting to rape her, so she tried to fight back. Her 10-year-old son then entered the room and began hitting Davis with a broom, according to court documents.
Investigators said the woman was able to escape initially, but Davis then pushed her into the wall and banister, causing injuries to her neck, head and forearm.
Court documents show Davis is also accused of pushing an 8-year-old boy to the ground by his face and throwing the 10-year-old across the room before slapping him.
Police said that's when Davis grabbed the youngest child and left the apartment.
Officers said they arrived at the scene and found Davis crouched in some bushes with the baby in his arms.
Police said they ordered him to release the child and put his hands in the air, but he refused. The officers were able to secure the baby, but said Davis began thrashing around when they tried to put him in handcuffs.
The officers fell and lost their grip on him and he attempted to run away, police said. He was chased down by a fourth officer and arrested.
Davis is charged with kidnapping, attempted rape, burglary, assault and interfering with officers.
He was arraigned Wednesday and is due back in court Feb. 7.
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