Heartless: Akron man assaults victim with 3-month-old baby in the room

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A 23-year-old Akron man is facing serious charges after assaulting a woman.

Cops say the woman's 3-month old baby was in the room during the July 8th attack when James A. Freshwater knocked the victim to the floor, choking and punching her.

The victim attempted to call 9-1-1 on a cell phone when James took the phone and broke it.

Akron Police also say Freshwater threatened to kill the victim before handing her the baby and leaving.

Freshwater was arrested on a warrant.

He's been charged with Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Menacing, Aggravated Menacing, Disrupting Public Service and Child Endangering.

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