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DA: Man doused pregnant woman with gas

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A Marshfield man is due in court next week on charges that he doused a pregnant woman in gasoline and threatened to set her on fire.

A WAOW-TV report says Tyler S. Ress has an initial appearance scheduled for Monday morning. The 23-year-old faces four felony charges, including first-degree recklessly endangering safety and attempting to cause an abortion. He also faces three misdemeanor charges.

Prosecutors say Ress assaulted the pregnant 28-year-old Marshfield woman in September, punching her several times in the stomach. Authorities say he also tried to strangle her during the three-hour domestic ordeal.

Online court records did not list a defense attorney on Saturday.

Information from: WAOW-TV, http://www.waow.com

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