A 25-year-old Milford man was arrested Feb. 6, a day after he allegedly punched a pregnant woman in the face and held her on the ground.
Dwayne E. Fountain and the 36-year-old victim, who is eight months pregnant, were involved in a dispute at home in the 100 block of North Street on Feb. 5 when he began hitting the woman in the face and head, according to Milford Police Department spokesman Detective Dwight Young.
Fountain also reportedly held the woman down on the floor of the home, preventing her from leaving or calling for help.
Fountain fled the home before police arrived, but was charged the following day with assault and unlawful imprisonment.
He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of an $11,000 secured bond, Young said.
The victim reportedly did not require medical treatment.