A Harker Heights man was arrested for allegedly kicking his pregnant ex-girlfriend in the stomach several times, forcing her to undergo an emergency Caesarean section.
Marcus Terrell Drisker, 19, was charged with endangering a child. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Drisker on Tuesday, setting his bail at $100,000.
The alleged victim estimated Drisker kicked her in the stomach about 10 times Saturday at a home in the 100 block of East Iowa Drive in Harker Heights, an arrest affidavit states.
As a result, the woman’s placenta became detached from her uterus, creating an emergency for the unborn child. The child’s heartbeat decreased to dangerous levels, and medical staff surgically delivered the child.
Police observed a shoe print on the woman’s stomach and bruising consistent with the attack she described.
She told police Drisker came to the home and threw her to the ground. He then kicked her repeatedly.
The condition of the child was unknown as of press time.
Cooke also arraigned the following:
- Alicia Nicole Bonner, 23, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram. Bonner’s bail was set at $20,000.
- Carl Wayne Beene Jr., 23, on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. Beene’s bail was set at $20,000.