Atlantic City Police Department

ATLANTIC CITY — Two men were arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault in separate domestic violence incidents, police said.

Both victims were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Leon Childs, 54, of Pleasantville, was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses late Tuesday, after a 45-year-old woman stopped officers at New York and Reading avenues and said he had assaulted her. She had a laceration from her forehead to her ear, police said.

Childs, identified as the victim’s former boyfriend, had fled in a vehicle, police said. He was arrested later by Pleasantville officers who stopped his vehicle.

In a second incident, officers were called to Barkentine Court at 10:45 p.m. for a family domestic dispute. They found a 55-year-old man with a head laceration.

Damon Ramos, 29, of Atlantic City, was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly throwing a metal airplane model at the man, striking him in the head and causing the injury. Ramos had left the scene and was arrested by Officer Justin Draper in the 100 block of North Maine Avenue, police said.

Both suspects were taken to the Atlantic County jail in Mays Landing.

— Michelle Brunetti Post

Anyone with information about the incidents should contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be texted to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

Contact: 609-272-7219 Twitter @MichelleBPost

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