Columbia Police arrested a man after a short foot pursuit yesterday.
Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Claudell Lane in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, police found the back door open and heard a disturbance. Robert Croom came out of the apartment, walking towards the officers. After being given commands to stop and sit down, Croom took off running.
Two victims reported Croom punched, slapped and poked her, while the other said he poked and punched her before wrestling her to the ground. There was a child present in the home at the time.
He is charged with domestic assault, endangering the welfare of a child, assault and property damage.