A Racine man broke into a family’s home, fought with a woman who lived there, and then hit two children with a baseball bat, according to court records.

Daylon MD Ward, 30, is charged with burglary, physical abuse of a child, stalking, resisting arrest and bail jumping for the Dec. 15 incident.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court, Ward kicked in the door to the family’s home. The woman who lived there grabbed a baseball bat to fend him off. She told police that Ward wrestled the bat away from her, and then looked as though he were going to hit her with it.

The woman told police her 14-year-old daughter came into the room to see what was going on. Ward then turned around and hit the girl once in the head with the bat. Then, the woman told police, he struck her 11-year-old son in the leg with the bat.

After that, she said, he dropped the bat and began “freaking out,” pulling out a knife and holding it to his throat.

When Racine Police arrived, they reported Ward began sawing at his throat with the knife. An officer deployed a Taser, which got him to stop.

The girl was believed to have been knocked unconscious by the blow, which caused a gash on her forehead that cut to the bone. She likely has a concussion, according to the criminal complaint.

Ward had been released on bond earlier that day, on cases which ordered him not to have contact with the woman who lived in the home.

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