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Police: Man attacks pregnant girlfriend with drill

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BAY CITY, MI (AP) -

Michigan authorities have filed felony assault charges against a man they say attacked his pregnant girlfriend with a power drill.

Bay City police say that 23-year-old Tyresha Humphrey told them that Jermaine Perkins slapped and kicked her, punched her in the stomach and cut her arm with a Black and Decker cordless drill Dec. 15.

The 23-year-old Perkins is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence. He's free on bond awaiting a probable cause hearing Monday.

The Associated Press left a phone message for defense lawyer Bruce Mannikko seeking comment Thursday.

Police say Humphrey was five months pregnant by a previous boyfriend. She says Perkins wanted her to miscarry.

Police say Perkins told them Humphrey attacked him with the drill, and he defended himself.

Perkins has a hearing Monday morning in Bay County District Court. He is being charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence.

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