FATHER CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN MISSING DAUGHTER CASE

A 41-year-old Dearborn Heights man has been charged with second-degree domestic violence by the Wayne County Prosecutors office in connection with the search yesterday of his 8-year-old daughter at the Comfort Inn Suites in Taylor.

Toddy Ray Poupard, 41, was charged. It is alleged he assaulted his wife at the hotel, prior to her calling police about the missing daughter. He was arraigned in 23rd District Court on a $25,000 cash bond and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 14 in the same venue.

At 3:31 a.m. Wednesday, Taylor police were dispatched to the Comfort Inn & Suites on Telegraph Road on the report of a missing child. Sometime between 3 and 3:29 a.m., he is alleged that Poupard assaulted his 36-year-old wife at the hotel. He was arrested at the scene and his wife was not taken into custody.

The child neglect matter remains under investigation by the Taylor Police.