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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 2-year-old boy was knocked to the ground while his mother struggled with an attacker at her home, police say.
According to an arrest warrant, it happened on May 17 at the victim's residence. That's where police say 31-year-old Cornell Mack started beating on the victim's door, telling her he had money to give her and demanding to be let in.
When the victim cracked the door, police say Mack forced his way inside. The two argued before Mack struck the victim "in the right side of the face with a closed fist," according to the arrest report.
The arrest report states the victim tried to use a landline phone to call police, but Mack ripped the wires from the wall, before choking the victim, leaving marks on her neck. Police say the woman's 2-year-old son was knocked to the floor as she struggled with her attacker.
The child's head struck the tile floor, police say, causing "a large knot and swelling to the back of his head."
During the fight, police say Mack pushed the victim into the wall, injuring her arm and putting holes in the wall.
Police say Mack and the victim lived together in the past, but he is not on the victim's lease and does not have a key to the residence.
Mack was arrested on Dec. 23. He's charged with wanton endangerment, assault and burglary.