A West Monroe man is facing charges for beating his pregnant girlfriend. 

According to an arrest report, deputies were called to a local gas station Sunday, where witnesses reported a man was punching his girlfriend inside a vehicle

As the vehicle was leaving, the victim reportedly had her car door open yelling for help. A witness followed the car and told officers where the car stopped. 

When deputies arrived, deputies say Joshua Shows said “I didn’t mean to, but I hit her in the face.”

Shows has been charged with Domestic Abuse Battery.

He is being held at the Ouachita Correctional Center. As of Monday morning (4/16/18), no bond amount has been set.