Man charged after allegedly beating pregnant girlfriend

Victim, who is expecting twins, was grabbed by the hair and thrown into a washing machine, striking her stomach, as the couple's 1-year-old daughter in a high-chair looked on, deputies say.
Scott Seitz2
Aug 14, 2013

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.

Comments

Estrella Damm

Jesus Christ.

four

WHY? Animal.

the unsilent majority's picture
the unsilent ma...

Should be shot

Scranton Tibbs

Wow even I can't find anything funny to say about this.

mgraham5102

Piece of crap. Hopefully, the girlfriend has the sense to stay away from him and never inflict him upon the children.

KURTje

Dirt food.

Now The Rest of...

Boyfriend, not a husband, has a one year old, now expecting twins, my guess is that this "family" is another example of my tax dollars at work, something they don't do. The victim need to leave this creep for good and pursue the charges and not forgive him or drop the charges, also birth control my be in order.

krisag

I am appalled that you would make the assumption that they are in welfare. I am even more appalled that you would put the word family in quotation marks. Just because two people aren't married and have a child together does NOT mean they are on welfare and it certainly does not mean they aren't a family. There are people out there who have kids and never get married. Why are people so damn judgmental and so quick to jump to conclusions?!

truckin

boo hoo, so you're appalled. Statistics don't lie. MAJORITY of unwed mothers, who still have pop around, and continue to birth children, and NOT MARRIED due to the fact Public assistance is so readily available, and once on, do not wish to get off.. the end

nuthin4u

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who feels this way. I'm with you on this one truckin.

krisag

I am appalled that you would make the assumption that they are in welfare. I am even more appalled that you would put the word family in quotation marks. Just because two people aren't married and have a child together does NOT mean they are on welfare and it certainly does not mean they aren't a family. There are people out there who have kids and never get married. Why are people so damn judgmental and so quick to jump to conclusions?!

starryeyes83

I agree with Now the REST of... The majority of the Stats don't lie. Shack ups are not really a family. Whatever the case here, the kids need to be taken away. he won't hesitate to beat or otherwise abuse a kid. he needs anger management OR maybe a hole in the head.

truckin

Sure this is wrong but `Read the details. Pregnant girlfriend, NOT wife. with an already 1 yr old.. sounds like neither one are real class acts, with any regards of their actions. My bet. another example of public dole with nothing but time for non-responsible sex and extra cash for booze??? and a dependant society is ok?

nuthin4u

100% spot on truckin.

Wow1

Married or not, this dude deserves a beating like no other.

ferball14

Too bad the friend of the victim was not a CCW permit holder who would of actually put it to good use and stopped the threat.

justbec

White Trash!!

Everyone is fam...

Just because they aren't married doesn't necessarily mean they are on welfare. Regardless of their relationship status, she needs to GET OUT NOW. If not for herself, for her children. Leave and never look back.

Kelly

Beating a pregnant woman? He's no man.

Mommy25

I think he needs to go back to pre school and learn that biting and hitting are not nice. Wonder if he still wets his pants too

itsnotme

It's not the fact that they aren't married that bothers me...it's the fact that she's pregnant for the second time by an abusive man. I can't believe this is the first incident. I hope she has the courage to take her kids and run far, far away and not think he'll "change".

MiddleRight

Back in the day, the woman's family would take care of this POC...Put him away and let bubba teach him how a real man takes care of his "lady".

bikerwife

So what, they aren't married..That still doesn't give him the right to hit her while she's pregnant or any other time for that matter..I really hope she get's out of this abusive relationship & stays out..Next time she or maybe one of her kids might not be so lucky..As the old saying goes, "instant a** hole, just add alcohol"..

nuthin4u

So if they were married its ok? I'm sure that's not what you were trying to communicate but that's the way it comes off. This waste of space should be buried in a deep untraceable hole with an hour of oxygen to live on...so he can suffer the way he deserves to. In my southern born family he wouldn't have even made to this photo.

doc5798a

To my ignorant friends "Now The Rest" and if course "Truckin". I have been with my lady now for 40 years, raised four great kids, and are the grandparents of 5. I have a 3100 square foot home, 5 cars (two are classics), and a dog. Oh and we never married. Some people just cannot stand others who sin differently than they do.

starryeyes83

Material things have nothing to do with this.

Now The Rest of...

Congratulations, material objects has more worth to you than morality.

Buggers78

I know, right?!? How dare he be faithful, raise a family and provide what sounds to be a welfare-less life for them! Jesus Doc ... How could you not marry!?! I'm sure the other half would have preferred marriage over any of the other things provided in life! So clearly in my sarcasm, the point I and probably doc are trying to make is that marriage isn't a save all for a family. I have met so many married couples with kids that are complete white trash. I just hope the girl gets out and stays out of this relationship. So, she probably won't, but that is on her!

Everyone is fam...

Clearly that was not the point he was attempting to make. He's trying to point out that being married does not make a difference. You can be married and live a trashy, welfare sucking life or you can be unmarried and have a rich and fulfilling life. It's all about your character, not the paper certificate the courts give you. His point was not his possessions. He was simply pointing out, as an example that he is living proof that not all unmarried families are on welfare, like what was assumed by other commenters. I don't get how that point was twisted and lost?

Now The Rest of...

My point was bragging about material possessions has nothing to do about how good a person, father, grandfather or partner you are, it's about your moral compass and actions.

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