Orange Police officers served a warrant on Shaun Williams, 31, of 277 Howard Ave., New Haven on Feb. 6 at 12:40 p.m.
The warrant stemmed from an incident at the Target store, 25 Boston Post Road, on Jan. 22, 2015.
According to the report, Williams was observed striking a three-year-old child multiple times in the store parking lot, and when witnesses attempted to intervene, he argued with them.
One of the witnesses obtained Williams’ vehicle information and reported the incident to police.
Investigation led to the issuance of the warrant, charging third-degree assault, second degree breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor.
Williams was released on a promise to appear in court Feb. 9.