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Man accused of breaking victim's windows, striking her child

Man accused of breaking sister's windows, striking nephew
Posted at 11:20 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 08:08:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Police arrested a man accused of using a stick to the break windows at a victim's house and hitting her child.

Walter Lee Clay, 60, was arrested on Monday for aggravated battery on a child and property damage over $200.

A Tallahassee Police Department officer was called to the scene on Monday, around 10 p.m.

In the arrest report, the officer spotted Clay in the front yard with a wooden stake in his hand. Clay obeyed the police officer's order to drop the 2-foot stake and was placed into handcuffs. 

While observing the scene, the officer saw two broken windows at the house, one by the front door and the other in the kitchen. 

The victim told police that Clay had come into her home "extremely intoxicated," the report said, and "became enraged and started a verbal argument" when she told him to go outside the house to smoke.

The victim's child told the officer that, when he asked Clay to stop breaking windows, he hit him in the shoulder with the stake.

After hearing his Miranda Rights, Clay said he would not talk.

But while en route to a hospital to receive medical clearance, Clay said he shattered the windows because he gave the victim, who he said was his sister, $200 for the light bill and she locked him out.

The affidavit listed the charges of aggravated battery on a child and property damage of between $200 and $1,000.

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