Father accused of beating children with a plastic toy helicopter

Police: North Alabama woman left baby in closet (Image 1)

A local man was arrested for two counts of child abuse after police said he attacked his children.

Christopher Cox, 25, is accused of first hitting the children's mother when she arrived home around 9 p.m., Tuesday.

Police said the victim ran inside her home.

The victim told police Cox followed her inside, grabbed his three-year-old son by the leg and dragged him across the bed.

Police said at one point he picked the child up, placed his arm around his neck and said, “I'll kill him too.”

The victim said he then picked up a plastic toy helicopter and hit the boy in the face, as well as his four-year-old brother.

The mother said he continually threatened her life.

Police said she was able to grab the children and run to a nearby business where she called police.

Cox faces two counts of child abuse of a child 8 or less and domestic assault.

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