Police: Elizabethtown man kicked pregnant wife in front of children

Staff Reports

An Elizabethtown man was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly kicking his pregnant wife.

Bobby D. Hornback, 26, 10202 E. Legal Tender Road, was arrested Thursday evening on charges of battery on a pregnant woman, domestic battery in the presence of a minor and criminal confinement.

He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Warner was dispatched to the Sunnybrook Trailer Park in Elizabethtown at about 6:09 p.m. Thursday on reports of a domestic dispute. After arriving, Warner made contact with the victim, who is pregnant, according to a sheriff’s department news release.

The victim told deputies that she and her husband, later identified as Hornback, had an argument about filing for divorce and child support.

The wife told police that Hornback pushed her into the side of his vehicle, causing the window to break, and then threw her to the ground and kicked her in the stomach, even though he knew she was six weeks pregnant. The incident took place in front of two of the couple’s three children, ages 8 and 5, according to sheriff’s department news release.

The wife was checked by emergency medical personnel for injuries and released.

Warner and Deputy Matt Bush located Hornback at his workplace, where he was arrested.

Deputy Andrew Densford and Reserve Deputy Rudy Martinez assisted.