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Elizabethton man charged with kicking pregnant girlfriend in stomach; girlfriend charged with assault

June 4th, 2013 9:54 am by John Thompson

Elizabethton man charged with kicking pregnant girlfriend in stomach; girlfriend charged with assault

Booking photos of Horton and Gregory

ELIZABETHTON — A disturbance at 151 Crestview Drive ended with the arrest of a man and his pregnant girlfriend Sunday night. 

 Deputy Nick Andes said he responded to a call at 10:15 in which someone was reportedly armed with a knife. 

When Andes arrived, he spoke with
Roberto Marquice Horton, 27, and Eleisha Ann Gregory. Horton told Andes
that Gregory had threatened him with a large knife and Gregory denied
having a knife. She said Horton had repeatedly kicked her in the body
and the abdomen, even though she is 3.5 months pregnant. 

 Andes said Horton said the fight was
over a car and showed him some videos he had taken with his cell phone.
Andes said the videos showed Gregory inside the car, removing papers
and throwing things out of the vehicle. Horton said Gregory had already
thrown

the knife in a neighboring yard. 

 Andes searched in the yard and found
a long kitchen knife with a black handle that matched the description
given by Horton. Andes then arrested Gregory on a charge of aggravated
assault. 

Some neighbors said they had seen
Horton kicking Gregory in the stomach. After they gave written
statements, Andes arrested Horton on domestic violence charges of
assault on a viable fetus. 

 After placing Horton in a department
cruiser, Andes said he heard a thud and saw Horton kicking and
screaming. Deputies found damage to the rear passenger side door
estimated at $500. He was then charged with vandalism over $500. 

 Both Gregory and Horton are scheduled to answer the charges against them in Sessions Court on July 9. 

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