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Pregnant woman beaten, Pasco deputies say

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A Zephyrhills man was arrested Tuesday and charged with beating his pregnant girlfriend and dragging her by the hair during an argument, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

About 5:04 p.m. Tuesday, James Lewis McFillen Jr., 23, of 39235 Tucker Road, was arguing with his live-in girlfriend, who is in her second trimester of pregnancy, the sheriff’s office said.

McFillen Jr. kneed the woman and dragged her by her hair, deputies said. The attack caused her to suffer bruising and a small cut, according to the arrest report.

McFillen is charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant female and remains in the Land O’ Lakes Jail with no bail set.

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