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James Christopher Moomaw (mug shot SCSO)

A man from Kimberling City is facing felony charges of domestic assault after allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.

According the probable cause statement, James Christopher Moomaw was intoxicated when held the woman down by her arms and head-butted her.

The woman says Moomaw, 37, "grabbed her hair and threw her down to the floor and held her by her throat."  He also "poked her belly and pushed on it while saying the baby wasn't his." 

Moomaw told Deputy Zachary Taillon that he was asleep and woke up to find the woman smoking a cigarette and he grabbed her hand to take it away, according to court documents.

He is due back in court later this month.