A Bolingbrook man is accused of attacking the mother of his children before spitting and making threats against police in an apparent custody dispute.
Nathanial Boatright, 27, of the 500 block of Redwood, is charged with domestic battery, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and aggravated assault following a dispute early Sunday.
The victim, a 23-year-old woman, told police she went to Boatright's Redwood Road home to pick up her two 10-month-old children, according to Lt. Mike Rompa.
Police said an argument ensued after an allegedly intoxicated Boatright refused to hand over the children. Boatright is accused of battering the woman before leaving the home with the children.
The victim believed Boatright was heading to the Ramada Inn, 520 S. Bolingbrook Road. According to police, officers were already on the scene at the hotel when Boatright arrived with the children around 4:23 a.m.
Boatright is accused of refusing to cooperate with police and attempting to spit at officers, Rompa said. Police also accuse Boatright of threatening officers as he was being escorted to a patrol vehicle.
The victim refused treatment for a minor injury, according to police, who said the Department of Children and Family Services was notified about the incident.
Boatright was arrested and taken to the Will County jail, police said. Bond information was not immediately available Monday.
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