Police arrested a Middletown man on the 4th of July after a pregnant woman claimed he assaulted her.
Officers handcuffed Steven Freeman, 44, when they saw him leaving out the back door of the Slack Street home upon arrival and detained him as they interviewed the complainant.
The woman told police that she was nine month pregnant and that Freeman kicked her during an argument, police said. He is the father, according to police.
She tried to barricade the back door with her body to prevent Freeman from entering the home following a series of arguments, but he pushed through and kicked her in the stomach, the woman told police.
Police charged Freeman with third-degree assault on a pregnant person and took him to the Middletown Police Department for processing.
Freeman called family members and his pastor for assistance posting bail, to no avail, so he was held on a $5,000 bond.
Police said he filled out a family violence conditions of release form.
There were no protective or restraining orders on record for the woman or Freeman.