Surprise man allegedly punches 8-months-pregnant girlfriend

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

SURPRISE – A man is behind bars after allegedly punching his 8-month-pregnant girlfriend.

Police in Surprise say 29-year-old Jose Villarreal reportedly pushed his girlfriend to the floor after having a fight and then punched her several times in the back of her head.

Surprise police say the couple had an argument in the 12000 block of west Cottonwood Road in Surprise. After the incident the woman went to her mother’s house and the suspect left for work.

The victim’s mother convinced her to report the alleged abuse to police, which she did two days after the violent incident. Police say the woman had visible bruises around her body.

Villarreal was taken into custody on Saturday. He faces charges of aggravated assault.