ANDERSON—A man arrested for allegedly abducting his baby daughter after assaulting her mother on Tuesday could be deported.
Hung Vi Ong, a 32-year-old Vietnamese native, was charged with one count of intimidation, a Class C felony, and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
Wednesday, officials with the U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed a detainer on Ong because they believe he may be eligible for deportation. Officials said the detainer requests that law enforcement notify ICE before releasing Ong in order to allow time for ICE to assume custody.
On Tuesday afternoon, Anderson police responded to the Autumn Ridge apartments to speak with Ong’s girlfriend, who told police Ong became physically abusive during an argument, stated court documents. According to court documents, the woman reported Ong threw her against a wall and punched her in her eye. Ong was also accused of threatening to stab the woman and their infant daughter with a knife, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Following the argument, police said Ong fled with the couple’s 5-month-old daughter. Shortly after, Ong released the baby girl to a friend at nearby coffee shop, before he fled from police.
Ong later agreed to surrender and speak with authorities, according to the affidavit. He allegedly told police he used a knife to scare his girlfriend so she wouldn’t leave him.
Ong is being held at the Madison County Jail.