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Glyndon man accused of kicking pregnant woman in stomach

A 19-year-old Glyndon, Minn., man is accused in Clay County District Court of choking and kicking a woman who is 14 weeks pregnant.

According to a court complaint: Glyndon police arrested Louis Mario Martinez, 14 Prairie View Estates, early Sunday after a woman reported that Martinez had slapped and choked her and kicked her in the stomach.

The woman also told police Martinez threatened her with a knife during the assault, which said was witnessed by several children and began with an argument.

Charges against Martinez include: second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon; third-degree assault of an unborn child; domestic assault by strangulation; and child endangerment.

He is being held in the Clay County Jail in lieu of $40,000 bond or cash bail.

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