Oct 16, 2020 4:14 PM

North Platte man accused of punching female holding small child

Posted Oct 16, 2020 4:14 PM

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-A North Platte man was arrested, accused of striking a male and a female who was holding a small child.

According to North Platte Police, on October 15 at 9:57 PM officers responded to a residence in the 2800 block of west 16th street on the report of a disturbance.

Police say officers met with a group of subjects and it was reported that Cornell Griffin had arrived at the residence to speak with his ex-girlfriend.

Police say it was reported that the 20-year-old female didn't want to speak with him so the owner of the residence, a 24-year-old male, told Griffin to leave. Griffin reportedly punched the male victim in the face causing injury.

Witnesses then told police the female came outside holding a 1-year-old child that she and Griffin share in common. Griffin reportedly struck the female victim in the face causing a bloody lip. The child was uninjured.

Griffin was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, domestic assault, a felony based on a prior conviction, misdemeanor assault and child abuse.