A Madisonville man was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly pulled a gun while holding a baby.

Madisonville Patrolman Daniel Martin said he and other officers were sent to Lincoln Drive around 1:30 a.m. on a call of a man trying to leave with a baby.

When he arrived, Martin said he met a woman who told him David Brian Tilley was in the house holding the baby while brandishing a handgun.

Martin went into the house and saw Tilley sitting a table, holding both the baby and a handgun. Tilley, upon seeing the officer, immediately put the gun down and was detained without resistance before he was taken outside.

Martin said he talked to the mother of the child, who told him Tilley had come into the house, grabbed the child and tried to leave with it, but she stopped him. She said Tilley then allegedly pulled out the gun, waved it around and told everyone to sit down.

The mother said Tilley punched her in the face and Martin said he could see swelling around her left eye.

The other woman who was at the house said Tilley came to the house, demanded to be let in and went straight to the room with the child in it. The woman said Tilley punched the mother and tried to leave with the child even though he had no visitation rights.

Martin said he then talked to Tilley, who was described as having dilated pupils and smelling of alcohol, and arrested him.

Tilley, 24, Southgate, Madisonville, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a handgun while under the influence and six counts of reckless endangerment as there were four other people also in the house, investigators said.

Martin said that when Tilley got to the jail, a search turned up a pill and roach clip that led to an additional charge of introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

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