Police arrest man accused of suffocating his infant daughter

Police arrest man accused of suffocating his infant daughter
Carlus Tucker, Jr., 25, is accused of intentionally suffocating the infant for an unknown period of time on Aug. 14.

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield man was arrested for attempted murder after police say he suffocated his 4-month-old daughter.

Carlus Tucker, Jr., 25, is accused of intentionally suffocating the infant for an unknown period of time on Aug. 14. When the child's mother found out about the assault, she called police.

Before officers arrived, Tucker fled in a vehicle belonging to the child's mother.

The child was taken to an area hospital for evaluation and has since been released.

Police arrested Tucker on Friday, Aug. 17 for attempted murder, malicious wounding, felony child neglect, felony domestic assault and grand larceny. He is being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail.

Anyone with additional information about this crime is asked to call the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.

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