Pearl River domestic dispute call sends cops to hospital

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A domestic dispute call in Pearl River turned violent Tuesday, sending three police officers to the hospital.

Orangetown officers rushed to the home of Nathan Dennison and Ashley Torralbas after they received a call that Dennison was trying to take the couple?s young son away from Torralbas.

Police say Dennison had a fight with his wife the night before, left and returned to get in another argument with Torralbas? mother, who was taking care of the 16-month-old. Torralbas was not home at the time. Police say when they arrived, Dennison was outside with the boy, who was not properly dressed for the cold. They tried to get him back inside.

Police say they were able to take the child away from Dennison, but he kept grabbing at the boy. According to officers, the struggle escalated to the point where they had to Taser Dennison several times because he kept fighting.

The officers ended up at Nyack Hospital in the course of making the arrest with bumps and bruises.

Dennison is charged with disorderly conduct, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and three felony counts of assaulting a police officer. Torralbas and her mother say the incident was blown out of proportion.

To watch interviews about the incident, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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