Police accuse man of punching 5-year-old, toddler in Montopolis in December


Austin police have accused a man of attacking two children on the same block in Southeast Austin last month, according to court documents filed Thursday. 

Authorities booked Qvontay McKnight, 23, into the Travis County Jail last week on two counts of injury to a child. He remained in jail on Thursday with bail set at $85,000.

In an arrest affidavit, a man told police that he was walking with his 5-year-old nephew on Dec. 29 to a gas station on the 1200 block of Montopolis Drive and paused to catch his breath after running across the street.

The pair told Austin police that they saw a man — later identified by officers as McKnight — charging towards them, yelling.

According to the affidavit, Armendarez said McKnight bent over as he approached, swung at and hit his nephew, and then kept running. 

Austin police said in the affidavit that the description of the suspect in the Dec. 29 attack was nearly identical to an attack on a 3-year-old on the same block on Dec. 4.

Both the man and his nephew picked McKnight out of a photo lineup, detectives wrote in the affidavit. 


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