A Charleston, West Virginia, man is accused of hitting his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat and injecting her with methamphetamine against her will.
According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, the victim –who is 37-weeks pregnant–accused Kyle Wilson Stowers, 21, of striking her multiple times in the head, face, and torso and using a wooden baseball bat to hit her in the legs.
The report indicated that Stowers “unwillingly injected what [the woman] states was methamphetamine into her right arm” before fleeing the scene.
The woman reportedly told police that Stowers had “left her for dead.”
Police have not revealed a motive for the December 21 incident.
Charleston police took Stowers into custody shortly after the alleged attack and charged him Thursday with malicious wounding. The victim claimed she sustained bruises, lacerations, swelling, and severe pain from the attack, according to the complaint.
Stowers is being held in the South Central Regional Jail on $10,000 bond. He faces up to 10 years behind bars if convicted, WSAZ reported.
The woman and her unborn baby’s condition are unknown at this time.
[Featured Image: Kyle Wilson Stowers/Kanawha County Jail]