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Cops: Roosevelt dad hit son with belt during visitation

A Roosevelt father struck his 7-year-old son with a belt during an arranged visitation and was in possession of drugs, a handgun and ammunition when authorities went to arrest him, Nassau County police said Friday.

Malachi E. Campbell, 29, of 123 W. Roosevelt Ave., faces charges of second-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, the Special Victims Squad said.

Campbell struck his child with a belt after picking him up for a visitation on March 23, police said. The child was returned on March 26 and had "multiple contusions on his body as a result of being struck with a belt," police said in a news release.

The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Detectives from Special Victims and the Second Squad, First Precinct Officers and a New York State parole officer investigated and found Campbell Thursday at his residence, where he was arrested.

Police said Campbell originally refused to leave the residence but then agreed. A subsequent investigation led to police finding a .38 caliber revolver, two boxes of 9-mm ammunition, marijuana and methamphetamines at Campbell's residence, police said.

A second resident of the home, Rebbie Ann Faucet, 28, was present with her three children -- an infant son, a son, 6, and a daughter, 9 -- at the time of the arrest, police said.

Faucet was arrested on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, and Child Protective Services took custody of the children, police said.

Both Campbell and Faucet are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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