Police said Newley Ryan Broughton, 36, took his 5-year-old
son, a kindergartener, from Madison, 849 S. Sunnyvale St.,
instead of abiding by a court order in a joint custody
agreement with his ex-girlfriend that limited him to
picking his son up on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Police said Broughton became belligerent when the principal
and three teachers, from kindergarten, fourth and fifth
grade, told him he was not allowed to take his son.
Broughton raised his arm as if he was going to strike the
fifth-grade teacher, police said, then shoved the
kindergarten teacher to the ground when she tried to stop
him from hitting her.
Police said Broughton pushed the principal as she was
trying to grab the child, then shoved the fourth-grade
teacher and left the school with his son.
Broughton was arrested at his home, in the 1300 block of
West Seascape Drive, Gilbert, and the child was released to
Broughton was incarcerated at the Mesa City Jail where he
faces four counts of aggravated assault and an interference
with an educational institution charge, police said.