Elizabethtown man arrested after allegedly beating his pregnant wife

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Thursday night after an alleged incident of domestic violence involving his pregnant wife.

Bobby Hornback; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Bobby Hornback; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Judy Jackson, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, says that deputies were called to the Sunnybrook Trailer Park in Elizabethtown at 6:09 p.m. When they arrived, deputies spoke with the alleged victim, who explained that there was an argument between she and her husband, 26-year-old Bobby Hornback. The wife reportedly told authorities that the argument began while discussing a possible divorce and child support.

Deputies say that the alleged victim told them that Hornback pushed her into the side of his vehicle, causing the window to break. Hornback then allegedly threw the woman to the ground and kicked her in the stomach, all while knowing that his wife was six-weeks pregnant. Authorities add that this took place in front of two of the couple’s three children, ages eight and five.

Jackson says that Deputies Matt Bush and Adam Warner found Hornback at his place of employment. Hornback is facing preliminary charges of Battery on a Pregnant Woman, Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Minor and Criminal Confinement. He is being held on $30,000 bond.

Jackson says that the alleged victim was looked over by responding EMS technicians and then released.