BOZEMAN, Mont. -

A 29-year-old Belgrade man is charged with assault on a minor after his cousin reported he tried to suffocate her baby during an argument over the use of a pacifier.

Mickey Lee Wallace made an initial appearance in Justice Court on Monday. He did not enter a plea. District Judge Bryan Adams set Wallace's bail at $100,000.

The baby's mother told police that Wallace was holding the baby Thursday night when she tried to give her son a pacifier. The woman said Wallace got mad and yelled that pacifiers were addictive.

She said Wallace squeezed his arms around the baby and then pinched the baby's nose closed and covered his mouth. She was able to get the baby away from Wallace after about 15 seconds.

Wallace was arrested on Sunday.