BRPD: Man admits throwing stick through window, hitting child in head

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A Baton Rouge man admitted throwing a large stick through the rear driver’s side window of his wife’s vehicle and hitting a 5-year-old in the head around 8 p.m. Sunday, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The child’s forehead began to swell, the affidavit said.

Michael Lee Minnifield, 32, of 5054 Hammon St., was arrested by police and booked into parish prison on counts of cruelty to juveniles and aggravated battery, jail records show.