PD: Man punches woman in the face, rams her car after his child was struck by their vehicle

Posted at 11:19 PM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 08:55:03-04

CINCINNATI -- A man punched a woman in the face and then rammed into her vehicle with his car after his 4-year-old child was struck by their vehicle in front of his home Saturday, police said.

Ryan Bracy, of Cincinnati, punched a woman passenger in the face after his child was hit by a vehicle that was being driven by Reginald Ellis on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Bracy then got into his vehicle, and hit their car with his as they were on their way to the police station, police said.

The child sustained serious injuries to his left leg, police said.

Sgt. Jay Kemme said the little boy was playing outside when police say he lost a ball and ran into the street to get it, and Ellis’ car hit him at some point.

Reginald Ellis left the scene after Bracy punched the woman in the face, police said.

"The driver of the vehicle that hit the little boy, drove off, and as he drove off he called 911 and said, 'We just hit a young child on Garden Street, but my--I think it was his wife--but my passenger was getting hit in the face, it was unsafe for us to be there, so I'm coming to district 4,’" Kemme said.

Kemme said on their way to the police station, their car was rammed by Bracy multiple times.

Police said Bracy was arrested at Cincinnati Police Department District 4 on charges of felonious assault and assault. Reginald Ellis was cited.

Police are trying to determine who was at fault.

"We can't determine if he had run into the street right in front of the car or if he had time to stop,” Kemme said. “There were conflicting statements.”

The family of the child said Bracy thought it was a hit and run.

Bracy is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment at 9 a.m. Monday.