Garrett Smith accused of assaulting pregnant ex-girlfriend

Garrett Shawn Smith, 26, Minot, is accused of assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend on May 16, 2018. The woman did not report the assault until Aug. 22, 2018, more than three months later. She told police she did so because her doctor insisted, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court.

According to the affidavit, the woman said that Smith came home drunk, called her names, and punched four holes into the wall. He allegedly pushed her into a chair, causing her to fall into the laundry room. The metal chair cut into her shin and made her bleed. While she was on the ground, Smith punched her in the face on her jaw, her eyes and on the top of the head. She told police that she lost consciousness during the assault. Her son witnessed Smith beating her. The woman took pictures of her bruised face on the day of the alleged assault.

Smith is charged with Class C felony aggravated assault in district court in Minot.