MTO News obtained some of the most DISTURBING footage ever - a father trying to stab his 2 year old daughter to death.
An Arkansas man named Theodis Coleman, 37, is accused of stabbing his 2-year-old daughter and his wife during a dispute. Jonesboro police were responding to a domestic dispute call, that came about when a woman was retrieving her 2-year-old daughter from the girl's father.
Earlier that day, police say that Theodis made threats to kill her and her family if she tried to get the child back. While she was at the house, Coleman pulled a steak knife from his pocket and lunged toward her while she was holding the 2-year-old.
The video below shows the quick actions of one police officer in applying a tourniquet to the toddler's arm as she is losing blood quickly and screaming in pain on the hood of a patrol car.
"He just stabbed me," the mother of the child can be heard saying as the suspect in the video is being handcuffed.
The knife went through the child's arm according to police. The 2-year-old was flown to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, the document shows. Coleman is charged with second-degree domestic battery and was being held in lieu of $15,000 bond at the Craighead County jail as of Wednesday afternoon. He is scheduled to appear in court June 29.
Reports say that, "in the aftermath, the toddler is placed into the hands of a relative, who carries the child to an officer's squad car. That officer quickly applies a tourniquet as blood from her right arm streams onto the hood of the patrol car."
Here is the video - we warn you - it is graphic.