By Will E Sanders
TROY – A Sidney man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend and her 10-month-old baby in March was found guilty at a court hearing Tuesday in common pleas court.
Kyle M. Crull, 23, entered a plea of no contest and was found guilty of felonious assault, a second-degree felony that carries a prison sentence of between two to eight years. A presentence investigation was ordered.
Crull has his sentencing hearing scheduled for Sept. 2.
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 before fleeing the scene in a stolen vehicle.
According to police reports, Crull “repeatedly punched” the victim 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 was charged with misdemeanor charges of assault and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle related to the March 24 crime.
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.