LINCOLN -- A 41-year-old Lincoln man is behind bars this morning after pushing his girlfriend down several flights of stairs, and telling his dog to attack her son. Police responded to the 200 block of F street yesterday around 8:45PM for a domestic in progress. When they arrived, they learned that Cedric Fowler had been having an argument with his 32-year-old girlfriend when he kicked her in the stomach, knocking her down several flights of stairs.
This is when his girlfriend's 9-year-old son came to teh rescue, attempting to pull Fowler off of his mom. Fowler told his dog to attack the boy, who was bit on the hand before he managed to get out of the house, yelling to neighbors to call police. Captain Jason Stille says there was a short on foot pursuit before Fowler was arrested. He faces several charges including felony child abuse and domestic assault.