A 21-year-old West Monroe man punched his pregnant girlfriend during a heated argument.
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the victim stated she and her live in boyfriend, Dakota Weaver, were arguing over him having cheated on her with another woman. At which time, Weaver became angry, closed his fist and punched her in the stomach.
Weaver’s girlfriend told deputies she was currently 6-8 weeks pregnant, and complained of a great deal of pain in her abdomen area as a result of being punched.
Deputies spoke with a witness who confirmed she observed Weaver punch his girlfriend.
Weaver has no prior criminal history.
He has been charged with one count of domestic abuse on a pregnant victim.
His bond has been set at $5,000.