DA: Man doused pregnant woman with gas
Marshfield man faces four felony charges
MARSHFIELD, Wis. — A Marshfield man is due in court next week on charges that he doused a pregnant woman in gasoline and threatened to set her on fire.
A WAOW-TV report said Tyler S. Ress has an initial appearance scheduled for Monday morning. The 23-year-old faces four felony charges, including first-degree recklessly endangering safety and attempting to cause an abortion. He also faces three misdemeanor charges.
Prosecutors said Ress assaulted the pregnant 28-year-old Marshfield woman in September, punching her several times in the stomach. Authorities say he also tried to strangle her during the three-hour domestic ordeal.
Online court records did not list a defense attorney on Saturday.