A Clarksfield Township man was arrested Saturday night after allegedly beating his pregnant girlfriend.
Mark A. Philpot, 30, of 2009 Wenz Road, was charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and aggravated menacing, a fifth-degree felony, after the incident, according to Huron County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ted Patrick.
"We received a 9-1-1 call at 7:07 p.m. Saturday from a female who called on behalf of the victim," Patrick said.
"The victim and friend were in the house when the boyfriend, who was allegedly drunk, got home," he added.
Patrick said the victim's and boyfriend's 1-year-old daughter was reportedly in a high-chair during the incident.
"The victim's friend suggested they were going to go outside for a walk and Philpot allegedly became hostile, told the friend to leave, grabbed his girlfriend by her hair and threw her into a washing machine where she struck her stomach," Patrick said, adding the victim is 3 1/2 months pregnant with twins.
"The man then got on top of the victim and continued beating her," Patrick said. "The victim received injuries to her head and face, her ear was swollen and she was bitten in the forehead. She was transported by ambulance to Fisher-Titus where she was treated and released."
No information was available on the condition of the unborn babies.
Patrick said the victim told deputies Philpot was "still on top of her, beating her, when deputies were at the door."
"The aggravated menacing charge was due to the fact Philpot allegedly threatened to kill her," Patrick said.
Huron County Children's Services is also assisting with the case.