Man charged for alleged assault on pregnant woman; Victim claimed previous history of abuse

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Jacob Miguel Juan Negron, 24, of Grand Meadow was charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault on Monday in Mower County District Court.

Jacob Miguel Juan Negron, 24

According to the court complaint, an officer was dispatched at about 4:51 p.m. on Oct. 12 to Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin on a report of an assault on a pregnant woman. The victim reported that she had been assaulted by Negron at their Grand Meadow residence.

The victim told police that Negron came home while she and her children were sleeping and began pounding on the door, waking her and the children. She said he took the children to the living room and they began arguing. She then pushed him out the door and locked it, but he continued to try opening the door.

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The victim then said Negron went to take a shower and she went into the bathroom to ask why he was pounding on the door. She said she was angry and pushed him, but he did not push her back. When he came back into the bedroom to dress, she told him to leave. A physical altercation ensued, and Negron struck her on the upper legs with his fists while she was “curled up into a ball” on the bed. She said he also struck her abdomen because he missed her leg.

The victim said she started crying and pushed him out of the house. She alleged that Negron punched her on the left side of her face while she was on the phone with relatives. Negron left the residence and her relatives arrived to help her pack up some things. While they were there, Negron returned and got into an argument with a male relative. They also took her to the hospital as a precaution because she was 30 weeks pregnant.

The officer photographed the victim’s injuries.

The victim also said that Negron had strangled her 10 days prior because she would not have sex with him. She said it lasted about 10 to 15 seconds and she could not talk or breathe during the incident.

The officer spoke to the relatives, who said they heard the victim and Negron yelling during a phone call. The male relative reported hearing the victim say, “Don’t hit me in my face, don’t hit me in my stomach.”

Grand Meadow police spoke to the victim on Oct. 17. She reported that Negron had physically abused her during her first pregnancy and that Negron had strangled her on previous occasions.

Negron will appear in court again on Nov. 18.