Pregnant victim claim suspect hit her with a closed fist

A Monroe man is charged with domestic abuse battery of a pregnant victim after the victim stated he hit her with a closed fist.

On March 26, 2019, deputies were dispatched to 4513 Reddix Lane in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the victim which stated James Latrez Ellis struck her in the face with a closed fist.

Deputies observed the victim to have a laceration on the inside of her upper and lower lip. The victim stated she is 18 weeks pregnant. Deputies made contact with Ellis and advised him of his rights per Miranda, which he stated he understood.

Ellis stated he and the victim did get into an altercation and wrestled on the floor but he denied ever striking her with a closed fist. The arrestee was placed under arrest, transported to OCC and booked for domestic abuse battery; pregnant victim.