SEARCY (AP) — Authorities in White County have charged a man in the death of a fetus after he allegedly ran over his girlfriend and she lost the baby she was carrying.
Police arrested 30-year-old Robert Jones of Searcy for DWI, domestic battery and negligent homicide after the Wednesday night incident.
Little Rock television station KTHV reports Jones was driving the car with the victim as the passenger and they argued.
The 30-year-old woman was ejected from the vehicle and run over.
Chief Deputy Phillip Miller says the woman was about 20 weeks into her pregnancy. He says it’s unclear whether she was pushed, jumped or fell from the car.
Jones has a July 2 court date. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.
The woman was hospitalized in stable condition.