UNIONTOWN, Pa. —
According to Uniontown police Lt. Thomas Kolencik, Brandon Russman, 21, was entrusted by the baby’s mother to watch the child while she went to work from 8 p.m. Wednesday to 4 a.m. Thursday.
Russman allegedly left the baby alone to go to a bar and then a friend’s house.
Kolencik said when the mother returned home from work, she found the baby alone, and Russman came back intoxicated.
The pair fought, and Russman took off with the baby, police said. Russman allegedly grabbed the baby’s mother’s neck when she fought back.
Russman eventually left with the baby and went to a friend’s house, where police later found him.
He was arrested and charged with simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment.