A local man was charged with felony battery after allegedly stomping on his pregnant girlfriend's hand during an altercation at their home Tuesday night.
Jason Daniel Stacks, 32, of 316 Leach St., was taken into custody at his residence shortly before 8:30 p.m. and charged with felony third-degree domestic battery, punishable by up to six years in prison, because the alleged victim is pregnant.
Stacks, who lists no prior criminal history, was being held on a zero bond and was set to appear Wednesday in Garland County District Court.
According to the probable cause affidavit, shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Hot Springs police Officer Anthony Larkin responded to the residence regarding a possible battery and made contact with Stacks and a woman who "both appeared to be upset."
He separated them and asked the woman what was going on. She reportedly stated she and Stacks, her boyfriend and father of her three children, had been "fighting all day."
Around 7:30 p.m., she said she was attempting to call her mother when he took the phone from her and laid it on the living room floor. As she was about to pick it up, Stacks "went to smash the phone with his foot but stomped on her right hand instead."
The affidavit notes the woman is pregnant and the "entire incident" took place in front of their juvenile children. Larkin noted the woman's hand was red and swollen and Stacks admitted to the incident, saying it was an accident, so he was taken into custody.