Authorities are seeking a New Jersey man who they say injured his young daughter when he threw a brick during a domestic argument with the child's mother.
It doesn't appear 25-year-old Edward Littleton Smith of Hamilton Township (Mercer County) was intentionally trying to injure the 3-year-old, who was struck in the face by the brick. It knocked out a tooth, and she needed stitches for a cut on her upper lip.
Smith went to his ex-girlfriend's apartment on Sawmill Road Saturday night, violating a restraining order, according to Brick Township Police.
The woman told Smith to leave, which he did, but then grabbed a landscaping brick and threw it through a glass sliding door, cops said.
He then allegedly re-entered the apartment and broke the woman's cell phone before stealing her 1996 Dodge Stratus.
The vehicle was later found at a relative’s house in Lakewood, N.J.
An arrest warrant was issued for Smith on simple assault, burglary, criminal mischief and theft charges.
Smith is described as a black male, 6-feet tall and 180 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen in Lakewood but could be in the Trenton or Camden areas, according to police.
Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts should contact Brick Police Det. Robert Shepherd at 732-262-1120 or their local police department.
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