Minn. Doctor Charged for Allegedly Choking Foster Child with Plastic Glove

Updated: 06/19/2014 3:44 PM
Created: 06/19/2014 2:27 PM
By: Megan Stewart

A Hubbard County man has been charged with attempted murder of his foster son, according to the Hubbard County Attorney's Office.

Officials say Dennis James Sullivan has also been charged with first and third degree assault arising from an incident at their home in Benedict on Tuesday.

Sullivan was arrested in Fargo Thursday and waived extradition to Minnesota.

ABC-affiliate WDAZ reports the 50-year-old doctor tried to choke his 10-year-old special needs foster child with a plastic glove Tuesday night. The foster mother heard the 10-year-old choking. WDAZ reports she discovered Sullivan pushing the glove down the child's throat when she went to check on him.

WDAZ reports Sullivan then called the Grand Forks Stadter Center, saying he had homicidal thoughts. He drove to the facility, where police arrested him.

The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office expected Sullivan in court on Friday or Monday.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and North Dakota law enforcement agencies assisted in the investigation.

Dennis Sullivan
Photo: WDAZ

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