A man is behind bars after police say he assaulted a woman in a vehicle with a newborn baby inside in Youngstown.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Oak Hill and Carol Street in reference to a fight in a vehicle just after 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Police were told that a female victim was assaulted in her car with her child present and the suspect attempted to drive off in the car.

Upon arrival, police immediately stopped the car and the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Marquis Johnson got out and complied with officers' orders.

Police then spoke to the female victim, who told officers that she got into a fight at her home with Johnson, who is the father of her child, because she refused to give him a ride to his house.

Police say the argument soon turned physical with Johnson allegedly striking the victim in the head multiple times and attempting to choke her twice. 

Police went on to say Johnson allegedly threatened the victim calling her a "dead b***h" and telling her he knew where she lived and he would "see her in hell."

According to the report, all of this happened when the victim's six-day-old child was in the car.

Johnson was arrested and charged with domestic violence, as well as a parole violation.