MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old Muskegon Township man faces a 10-year felony after assaulting a pregnant woman with a cooking pan.
James Cowles pleaded not guilty Monday during his arraignment in Muskegon County district court. He was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.
Police said on Friday Cowles struck the pregnant woman in the abdomen with a 1.5 quart pan after she attempted to deliver a personal protection order on behalf of his mother. The order prohibited Cowles from living at his mother's home.
The woman told police she was five months pregnant and was treated at a hospital.
Cowles remains held on a $100,000 bond. Court officials did not immediately know whether he had a lawyer.
An Oct. 22 preliminary exam is set.
Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle
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