Melvin Dejuan Davis Jr. accused of assaulting woman, daughter

Davis is accused of punching a 6-year-old during a robbery attempt. Photo: Anne Arundel County Police

A man accused of assaulting a woman on a sidewalk and then punching her 6-year-old daughter in Lothian this week has been arrested.

Melvin Dejuan Davis Jr., 18, was arrested Saturday morning around 9:45 a.m.

Davis allegedly approached the girl and her mother in the 1200 block of Whittington Drive Thursday and asked for money. The woman was punched and knocked to the ground. Anne Arundel County police say Davis began kicking and punching her while trying to grab her purse.

When the young girl tried to break up the fight, Davis allegedly punched her in the chest and ran off.

Davis faces charges of second-degree assault and attempted robbery.