SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man was arrested after allegedly battering a pregnant woman.
Bradley A. Stouder, 24, 702 S. Kinder Drive, Syracuse, is charged with domestic battery to a pregnant woman, a level 5 felony; domestic battery with a child under 16 present, a level 6 felony; and domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.
On Aug. 3, a Syracuse Police officer received a call about a woman being treated for injuries at a hospital. The caller said the woman had suffered the injuries earlier in the morning as a result of Stouder battering her. After she was medically cleared, the woman went to speak with the officer about what occurred.
At that time, the woman told the officer she is pregnant. According to court documents, the woman said she walked into a building when she saw Stouder with his back turned to her. When Stouder heard the woman open the building’s door, he abruptly turned around to face her. Stouder became angry, yelled at her to leave and began to walk toward her.
He then allegedly pushed the woman on her arms three to four times and also pushed her on her stomach one time. This caused the woman to fall onto her side on a set of stairs. The woman said Stouder knew she was pregnant.
When she got up, Stouder continued to argue with the woman about being in the building. He bear-hugged the woman and lifted her off the ground to move her into a different building. The woman said she was unable to breathe while being hugged. When she broke free, Stouder became more agitated and punched her in the head two to three times.
Stouder also punched the woman in the nose two to three times, causing her nose to bleed.
Officers noticed a large lump on the woman’s forehead.
Stouder told officers he did not touch the woman or injure her at any point. He did not provide any details to law enforcement about what occurred.
Stouder has an initial hearing for this matter at 1 p.m. on Sept. 16.