A man who burst into a stranger’s home in Redwood City in April swinging his infant son by the leg pleaded no contest to child endangerment and battery charges on Tuesday on the condition that he be sentenced to no more than two years in prison, prosecutors said.
On April 29, Jeremy Davis allegedly entered a home in the 900 block of Chatworth Lane at about 7:30 p.m., swinging his 7-month-old son by the leg, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Davis told the woman who lived there he had killed the baby and she convinced him to give the baby to her. He did, but then tackled her, causing her to fall over on top of the baby, prosecutors said.
The baby was mostly unharmed and suffered just a small cut to the head. The woman was uninjured.
The resident called 911, and when police arrived, they found Davis outside standing in the middle of the street. He seemed to be on drugs and refused to obey the officer’s commands, according to prosecutors.
As he moved toward the officer with clenched fists, the officer fired a Taser at him, but it had no effect. Other citizens managed to subdue Davis and he was arrested, according to prosecutors.
He had to be sedated at the hospital because he remained combative.
His girlfriend told investigators that the couple had gotten in an argument and she left the baby in his care while she left to cool off, according to prosecutors.
Davis is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 19 for sentencing.