Man arrested after police say he punched pregnant woman in abdomen

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A man faces an aggravated battery to a pregnant person charge after police say he punched a woman in the abdomen on Feb. 14.

Brian W. Swain is accused of approaching a pregnant woman and her spouse while they were walking their dog. After a brief conversation, police say Swain punched the woman in the abdomen.

It happened in the 600 block of East College Street around 4:30 p.m. Officers found Swain in the 200 block of South Wall Street on Feb. 19 and arrested him on an aggravated battery to a pregnant person charge.

Swain was taken to the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is still active and ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crimestoppers at 618-549-COPS (2677).

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