Report: Man punches pregnant wife

Charlotte Sun (Port Charlotte, FL) – Thursday, May 23, 2013


PORT CHARLOTTE — A man is accused of hitting his pregnant wife in the back of the head after she doused him with rubbing alcohol, according to a Charlotte County Sheriff’s report.

Warren Carter, 30, of the 21200 block of Meehan Avenue, Port Charlotte, was charged with aggravated battery on a victim known to be pregnant, after a struggle broke out between the two over his pants, the report stated.

When deputies arrived at his home Wednesday, they found Carter sitting outside in his underwear.

Carter had called 911 and claimed his wife, who is eight months pregnant, poured a bottle of rubbing alcohol over him as he lay in bed, the report shows. He told deputies the fluid got in his eyes and mouth.

The fight reportedly started after Carter came home around 9:30 p.m. from TGI Fridays. Carter spit on his wife, and she told Carter that if he wanted to drink she ‘had more alcohol for him,’ and then went to get the bottle of alcohol, the report stated.

He had tried to leave, but his wife refused to give him his pants, the report states. She told deputies she knew his car keys were in the pocket and didn’t want him to drive while intoxicated. The two were struggling over the pants when Carter punched her in the back of the head, according to the report.

The deputy determined Carter was the primary aggressor and arrested him early Wednesday. Carter was taken to the Charlotte County Jail, where he posted $5,000 bond and was released the same day.

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