By Dave Andrusko
Simon Wayne Streeter, a man with a history of family violence, has agreed to plead guilty to assault of a pregnant woman. The unnamed woman, who said she was 27 weeks pregnant at the time, said Streeter told her “he hoped it would cause her to abort their baby.” The assault took place on May 28, 2023.
Streeter’s sentence? Five years probation and a $750 fine. His plea hearing is set for February 9.
Writing for KFDX/KJTL, Joshua Hoggard and Larry Statser reported that police were dispatched to a house in Iowa Park.
They said a woman there was bleeding from her nose and had a swollen lip, scratch marks on her face and a red mark on her neck. She told police that she and Streeter had been arguing, and he had threatened to prevent her from seeing her children.
The victim then told police when she argued with him about that, he punched her in the face and began to choke her.
She said she was 27 weeks pregnant, and he put his knee in her stomach and applied pressure and said he hoped it would cause her to abort their baby.
The victim complained of back pain and said she had not felt the baby move since the assault. She was taken to the hospital for treatment and examination.
This was not Streeter’s first instance of violent behavior. “A records check of Streeter revealed he has a family violence assault charge pending from March 2023 in which police said Streeter’s brother told them Streeter was trying to shoot himself and the brother tried to stop him from putting a gun in his mouth,” according to Hoggard and Statser.
According to that arrest affidavit, the brother told police he tackled him to the ground, and Streeter began fighting and punched him.
Police said Streeter then barricaded himself in a trailer in the backyard. They said Streeter’s mother could talk him into coming out and he was placed in custody.
That charge is pending in the court.