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A Lubbock man was arrested on Saturday, August 13th after being accused of throwing and choking his own child.

KAMC News reports that Lubbock police received a call regarding a domestic disturbance at around 2 p.m. in the 1100 block of 44th Street. They were told that 37-year-old Ferris Butler had thrown his child and was actively being fought back by others in the home.

The victim told police when they arrived that Butler was choking her until another family member stepped in. Butler then apparently began choking that family member. The family member told officers that he grabbed a baseball bat in an attempt to defend the victim.

Butler was arrested for causing injury to a child, domestic assault and making a terroristic threat. He remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on bonds totaling $7,000.

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