LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Formal charges were filed Friday against a man accused of leading police on a pursuit with a child in the car.

Michael Callender, 29, faces one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, a car; child abuse under circumstances or conditions likely to cause great bodily injury or death; and fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly.

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Callender has also been charged with one misdemeanor count of battery in girlfriend or child’s parent.

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Prosecutors allege that on May 12, Callender took his 11-month-old daughter from her mother and almost ran the woman over when she tried to prevent him from leaving with the child. Prosecutors said Callender then led police on a pursuit that began in East Los Angeles and ended in South Los Angeles with the safe surrender of the toddler.

Callender faces a possible maximum sentence of more than eight years in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

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The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Bail has been set at $100,000.