Man attacks 37-weeks pregnant woman with bat, injects her with drugs


CHARLESTON, W.V. — Police say a Charleston man struck a pregnant woman with a blunt object, then injected her with a strong, illegal drug without her consent, according to a criminal complaint filed against him. Police have charged Kyle Wilson Stowers, 21, with malicious wounding on Thursday.

According to police, Stowers and his victim were in a home together on Dec. 21. According to the complaint, Stowers struck the victim, a 37-week pregnant woman, with a baseball bat, allegedly striking her multiple times on the head, face and torso.

He also used the bat to hit her in the legs, the complaint says. Stowers rampage left the pregnant woman with multiple bruises, cuts and severe pain, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

After beating the woman, Stowers allegedly injected her with drugs without her consent. According to the Gazette, Stowers “unwillingly injected what [the woman] states was methamphetamine into her right arm.”

After his alleged attack on the woman, Stowers fled the scene. The victim told police he “left her for dead” after the incident, according to the complaint filed against him.

Stowers was quickly apprehended by Charleston Police after the incident, according to the Gazette. He was booked into jail at 12:45 a.m. Friday, and is being held at the South Central Regional Jail for malicious wounding, which is defined as an assault and battery case where the victim is badly hurt.

Stowers’ bail has been set at $10,000, cash only.

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