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Man accused of attacking woman, toddler at stoplight

Bruce LeTavious Murphy, 21 (Source: LMDC) Bruce LeTavious Murphy, 21 (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Police say a man violated a long term domestic violence order to attack a woman while she and her two-year-old son were in her car at a stoplight.

A warrant for the arrest of Bruce LeTavious Murphy, 21, was issued in November 2013 after a woman reported the incident to police. She said she was in her car waiting at a stoplight when the suspect approached and began banging on the front passenger window.

After telling Murphy to get away from her, he left for a brief time but returned before she made it through the light. Police said he then threw an object at the car's rear windshield which resulted in shattered glass falling into the vehicle.

The woman said her two-year-old was in the backseat and was subsequently covered in glass.

Murphy fled the scene and the woman called police while a bystander waited with her, officers said.

According to Family Court records, she has a three-year active domestic violence order (DVO) against Murphy that doesn't expire until 2015 which restrains him from getting within 500 feet of her, communicating in any way or destroying property.

Police records further state in four separate cases the suspect was twice convicted of violating a Kentucky EPO/DVO and also twice convicted of fourth degree assault. Three of those cases involved the current victim, police said.

Murphy was arrested February 1 and charged with violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, second degree wanton endangerment and second degree criminal mischief for his arrest warrant.

During his arrest he was further charged with fleeing or evading police on foot and resisting arrest. He's also being held on several outstanding bench warrants and probation violations.

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