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Man accused of kicking pregnant person, charged with Aggravated Assault

Drew St Gelais (courtesy of the Mills Police Department via the NCSO)

CASPER, Wyo. — A man is facing charges in Natrona County alleging that he kicked a pregnant person in the stomach, during the evening hours of September 3rd.

According to Natrona County Circuit Court Documents, 24-year-old Drew Bradley St. Gelais was arrested and has been formally charged with Domestic Battery- Third Offense in Ten Years and Aggravated Assault.

An affidavit filed by officers with the Mills Police Department say that they were summoned to a private residence on Badger Lane, approximately 7:45 pm on September 3, 2019. Reporting parties say that a male had just kicked a pregnant person in the stomach. The caller identified the male as St. Gelais.

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Upon arrival at the home, officers say that they were met by witnesses who said that St. Gelais was in a nearby parking lot, and would likely fight officers on contact.

Police went to the parking lot and spoke with St. Gelais. The suspect denied fighting anyone in the home.

Investigating officers also spoke with witnesses on scene who said that they had witnessed St. Gelais arguing with a pregnant person, and then kicking them in the stomach.

The affidavit goes on to describe the alleged victim, who was identified as being pregnant, telling police that they and St. Gelais had been play-fighting previous to the incident but that St. Gelais “took things too far.” The accuser then said that when they ignored St. Gelais, he became angry and proceeded to kick them in the stomach with the heel of his foot.

The accuser said that St. Gelais had been periodically abusive to them, and hand slapped their face several times. It was also claimed that St. Gelais had threatened to beat and hit the accuser in the stomach, and push them down the stairs until they lost the baby.

During the contact with police, it was reported that St. Gelais made statements indicating that he knew the alleged victim was pregnant at the time of the incident.

St. Gelais denied kicking the accuser in the stomach and told officers that everyone who had reported the violence was lying.

In the Mills Police affidavit it was noted that St. Gelais had a criminal history indicating two prior domestic violence convictions in 2016 and 2017, both reportedly from Converse County.

Circuit Court Documents show that Domestic Battery on a Third Offense in Ten Years is a felony charge, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

Aggravated Assault is also a felony under Wyoming law, also carrying a punishment of imprisonment for not more than 10 years, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

The suspect was subsequently arrested and transported to the Natrona County Detention Center.

All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.