Springfield man allegedly poured beer on an infant, hit woman

A Springfield man is accused of pouring beer on an infant.

Springfield police also allege Sean-Patrick Shaw, 24, kicked officers while they were trying to arrest him. He was charged with child endangering, domestic violence, assault and obstructing official business in Clark County Municipal Court.

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Law enforcement began their investigation when they were called to an apartment on Miracle Mile Road. Officers made contact with residents inside and noted a man, later identified as Shaw, was preventing a woman from opening the door, according to a police affidavit filed in the case.

“When officers heard Mr. Shaw speaking to (the woman) it was readily apparent that he was blocking the door with his body so that she could not open it and speak with officers,” the affidavit says. “Mr. Shaw stated that he was not going to open the door unless officers came back with a warrant.”

Officers commanded Shaw to open the door numerous times, the affidavit says, but Shaw refused.

“He continually used profanity towards officers and was taunting officers from inside the apartment,” the affidavit says.

Officers said after a few minutes they heard the woman scream from inside and they then attempted to force their way inside. Officers were unsuccessful at getting in, the affidavit says, but Shaw opened the door himself about 15 minutes later. Officers attempted to place him in a paddy wagon, but he resisted, the affidavit says.

“Mr. Shaw then went limp so that he was dead weight,” the affidavit. “Officers had to then carry Mr. Shaw at which time Mr. Shaw kicked (an officer) in his chest.”

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Officers spoke to the woman inside who said Shaw woke up her up and accused her of cheating on him.

“(The woman) stated that Mr. Shaw had been up all night drinking alcohol,” the affidavit says. “(The woman) advised that Mr. Shaw poured beer on her and the infant’s head.”

The woman also said Shaw struck her with a beer can on the back of her neck.

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