SAUGERTIES — A Saugerties man faces multiple charges following a domestic dispute in which he is accused of kicking a pregnant woman in the abdomen, said Saugerties police chief Joseph Sinagra.
Enrique L. Plaza, 29, of Saugerties, was arrested following the incident on Sunday, Sinagra said.
At about 9:19 a.m., police responded to a residence on Livingston Street, after receiving reports of a reported physical domestic dispute.
Following an investigation, it was determined that Plaza engaged in an physical altercation with a woman, Sinagra said.
Police determined that Plaza had pushed the woman numerous times, slapped her numerous times, threw cooking grease on her body, spit in her face, and kicked the woman, who is six months pregnant, in the abdomen, Sinagra said.
The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics from Diaz Ambulance.
Additionally, during the dispute, Plaza destroyed property belonging to the woman, Sinagra said.
Plaza was arrested at the scene and was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree attempted assault and second-degree harassment.
Plaza was processed at Saugerties police headquarters and was then arraigned in Village of Saugerties Justice Court, where he was released on his own recognizance, Sinagra said.
The Court issued an order of protection on behalf of the victim.
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