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Police: Man Repeatedly Punched Pregnant Woman In Face, Stomach In Southeast

Allen Bredbenner
Allen Bredbenner Photo Credit: New York State Police

A 35-year-old man was taken into custody on Thursday night after he allegedly struck a pregnant woman multiple times in a car she was driving in Southeast, state police said.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night, a pregnant woman drove into the parking lot of the New York State Police barracks in Brewster to report a crime in progress.

After taking the pregnant woman into custody, troopers began their investigation into the incident, and determined that Danbury resident Allen Bredbenner had allegedly struck the woman several times in the face and stomach with a closed fist while he was a passenger in the vehicle.

The woman was taken to Putnam Hospital for evaluation. Neither her condition, nor that of her unborn child was available on Friday afternoon.

Bredbenner was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors. Following arraignment, he was remanded to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. He is due back in the Town of Southeast Court later this year to answer the charges.

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