A Casper man is accused of beating a pregnant woman so badly that she needed to visit the emergency room earlier this month.
Tecumseh E. Perank waived a preliminary hearing in Natrona County Circuit Court this week. He’s charged with a single count of aggravated assault, which is a felony punishable by up to 10 years behind bars, $10,000 in fines or both.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Casper police were called to a residence on South Jefferson on August 13 for a reported domestic violence incident.
After arrival, police found a woman with a black eye that appeared to be fresh. The woman told officers that she and Perank were arguing before he punched her in the face several times and once in the stomach before she managed to escape to a neighboring apartment.
Due to the severity of her injuries and danger to the baby, the woman was taken to the Wyoming Medical Center emergency room.
Perank denied punching the woman.