Tifton man charged with beating pregnant woman

Tifton man charged with beating pregnant woman

COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) - A Tifton man is in jail Tuesday--charged with assaulting a pregnant woman in Colquitt County. Investigators say 23-year old Gage Allen Turner forced 31-year old Brenda Yancy into his car over the weekend.

Turner allegedly began to beat her as he drove around Colquitt County. He faces kidnapping, battery, false imprisonment, and aggravated assault charges stemming from the incident.

"At one point she was able to get out of the car and he actually used his vehicle to hit her. She was already in a vulnerable state and this was a very dangerous incident that took place to her and put her baby in jeopardy also," said Lt. Shawn Bostick with the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office.

A deputy spotted Turner's car in Norman Park and arrested him there.

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