By Will E Sanders
TROY — A Sidney man who allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend and her 10-month-old baby in March and then fled the scene in a stolen car remains jailed on a combined $145,000 bond after his arraignment in common pleas court Monday.
Kyle M. Crull, 23, was indicted on a count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, last month and at his arraignment he entered a plea of not guilty to the charge, which carries a potential prison penalty of between two to eight years.
A pretrial conference was scheduled for June 17.
On March 24, Crull went to the home of the victim, 1027 Park Ave., and assaulted her and her infant child during a domestic dispute that ended in violence.
According to police reports, Crull “repeatedly punched” her in the face while she was “holding her child,” and then struck the infant in the face, too.
Both victims were transported to the Upper Valley Medical Center for treatment of their injuries and were later released.
Crull also faces misdemeanor charges of assault and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle related to the March 24 altercation.
Crull mocked local law enforcement’s attempts to capture him in the aftermath of this crime by taking to social media networking sites. But Crull’s own words came back to haunt him and Piqua detectives arrested the fugitive in Indiana without incident last month.
“I am a loser for beating her,” Crull wrote in one of hundreds of comments he made. “I never touched that baby.”
Will E Sanders may be reached at 773-2721 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall.