Oklahoma City police search for man accused of assaulting wife, ramming car into their apartment with children inside

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A man is on the run after allegedly assaulting his wife and ramming their car through their metro apartment. It happened around 9 p.m. Sunday at an apartment complex near NW 23rd and MacArthur.

“I hear this loud boom,” Denise Parsons told News 4. “Every picture that was on this, I guess it would be this west wall, luckily nothing broke and then I came outside, wandered this way and noticed the giant hole in the building.”

According to police, it started with a fight between a man and his wife. Things quickly turned violent.

“He had choked her. He had struck her. She was able to get him out of the apartment. She locked him out. He wanted back in. She refused to unlock the door,” MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department said.

Neighbors who witnessed it told News 4 that the suspect was determined to get back inside.

“At first, we was hearing like a bang, like a kick, whatever and we was like asking him ‘Is everything okay?’ And, he was like, ‘Yeah, everything is okay,’” Gabrielle Spaulding, who was staying with the neighbor next door, said.

After the suspect tried to kick in the door, things took another violent turn.

“He went, and got in his car and simply drove into the apartment, crashed their car into the apartment,” Knight said.

Then, the suspect allegedly got out of the car and ran from the scene.

The mother and two babies were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

“We thought, the babies. We didn’t want anything to happen to those babies. They’re just babies,” Spaulding said.

Neighbors said one of the babies is just a few weeks old.

“I’m just kind of worried about the mom because she’s got a newborn baby that’s not even but a couple weeks old. So, that worries me,” Parsons said.

So far, no arrests have been made.

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