HUNTSVILLE — A 28-year-old Helenwood man is facing felony charges after allegedly beating a pregnant woman last week.

Jacob W. Laxton, 28, of Ball Park Road in Helenwood, is charged with aggravated assault by strangulation and false imprisonment stemming from the incident, which occurred Wednesday, June 19.

According to an arrest warrant filed by Scott County Sheriff’s Department detective Jennifer Culver, Laxton is accused of beating his girlfriend, who is 34 weeks pregnant, and preventing her from leaving their residence.

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