CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Corpus Christi police were dispatched just after midnight Tuesday to the 10500 block of Heizer in reference to a disturbance between a couple.
According to police, when they arrived at the scene 28-year-old Joshua Lynn Wilson was walking out of an apartment carrying a small child. He had another child following him. Police asked him what was going on and he told them that his girlfriend was trying to leave with the children and he wasn't going to let her.
Police contacted the female, who was in another apartment, but she was breathing heavily and couldn't speak to them. Wilson became irate and went into another apartment, and police followed to ask what was happening.
Wilson told police the 25-year-old female was having trouble breathing and began coughing. He told her to stop because he did not want her to wake up the kids, and they began arguing. He said she had tried to run out with the children but he stopped her.
Police contacted the female again and she said she was looking for her inhaler when Wislon told her to shut up and not to wake the kids. She told police that he said for her to "go ahead and die." As the argument escalated and she began to leave with the kids, the woman told police that Wilson grabbed her by the hair and pulled her back inside, taking the two-year-old child from her arms and tossing him onto a couch. She said he then allegedly punched her in the forehead with his fist.
Officers went to arrest Wilson for assault family violence but Wilson held the two-year-old child between him and the officers despite commands to put the child down. Police said Wilson began swinging the child back and forth as a barrier between him and police. Eventually officers were able to grab Wilson and a third officer took the child.
When police went to handcuff Wilson, they say he resisted. A TASER was utilized to take him into custody.
Police said the child was not injured during the altercation.