Mesquite Police Department arrested 40 year old Andre M. Richardson on Thursday after he threw a 9 month old baby from the second story balcony of a building.
Officers responded to a disturbance call at the Mission Fairways Apartments at approximately 9:35 am.
The child reportedly landed on top of a carport which prevented the child from suffering serious injury. Mesquite Fire Department took the child to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.
Richardson was charged with Injury to a Child, Assault Bodily Injury and Resisting Arrest.