Police: Berea man punches pregnant girlfriend, holds her at gunpoint


Photo: Lincoln County Regional Jail

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CARTERSVILLE, Ky. (WDKY) – A Berea man is behind bars after police say he attacked her while she was driving in Garrard County.

Garrard County police say Christopher Fleming, 43, punched his girlfriend in the nose while holding a handgun next to her as she was driving on Cartersville Road.

Investigators say the victim, who is five weeks pregnant, lost control of the vehicle after Fleming grabbed the steering wheel and jerked it. The vehicle went down a 30-foot embankment before crashing. Fleming would then get out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots as his girlfriend ran away.

Police were able to capture Fleming a half-mile away from the scene of the crash. Officers determined Mullins was intoxicated.

Fleming is charged with wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal mischief, assault, public intoxication and unlawful imprisonment. He is being held in the Lincoln County Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.

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