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Suspect accused of punching woman, holding infant by leg over toilet

A man accused of punching a woman several times and holding her child by the leg over a toilet was arrested early Saturday, Columbus police said.

Elbert Covington Jr., 25, is charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct, reports state.

Police say Covington choked and punched his 18-year-old ex-wife several times at a Victory Drive motel. Covington also held her 2-month-old daughter by the leg, dangled her over the toilet and threatened to drown her, reports state.

Officers arrested Covington about 7:20 a.m. at the motel, police said.

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