Century Man Charged With Attacking Pregnant Woman

July 17, 2012

A Century man is facing a felony charge for allegedly attacking a pregnant woman that is also the mother of his child in the middle of a town street.

Maurice Austin, 23, was charged with aggravated battery when the offender knew or should have known the victim was pregnant.

The victim told Escambia County deputies that she was walking down Jefferson Avenue near East Street in Century to catch a ride with friends alongside Highway 29. Austin, the father of her child, was standing in the roadway. She claimed Austin said, “This better not be my baby momma. I’m about to slap the [expletive] out of her”.

The victim claimed Austin grabbed her by the neck, pushed her into the ditch and began fighting with her. The victim told deputies she broke free and continued walking toward her destination. She said that Austin’s girlfriend pulled off to the side of the road and ran over her foot. The two women — Austin’s girlfriend and the mother of his child — tried to fight, but Austin kept them apart briefly before saying he was going to step back and watch them fight, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report.

A third party drove by, broke up the fight and transported the victim to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Century Substation, the report states. The victim reportedly suffered cuts, bruises and swelling. Her flip-flop was broken on the foot she claimed was ran over, but she told deputies that there was no pain and she could move all her toes.

When questioned by deputies, Austin’s girlfriend denied knowledge of the alleged events.

Deputies were not immediately able to locate Austin after the  July 4 altercation, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was released from the Escambia County Jail Monday on a $2,000 bond.


7 Responses to “Century Man Charged With Attacking Pregnant Woman”

  1. Daydey on July 17th, 2012 5:11 pm

    I went to school with him also and agree that he need to be in jail forever. This man is dangerous, he just don’t have a heart or control hisself. Pllleeaasseee lock this man up.

  2. rivergirl on July 17th, 2012 7:50 am

    Why wasn’t the new girlfriend charged? She should have! I hope the pregnant lady realizes he doesn’t care about her, much less her baby. This low down poor excuse of a daddy deserves what he gets. Sounds like the new girlfriend deserves him! ”Baby Momma” please don’t take him back! He won’t change!!!

  3. EK on July 17th, 2012 6:39 am

    Disgusting gutless coward. Real men simply don’t ever do such things. I really hope the State Attorney’s Office sticks to their guns on this one.

  4. Jessica on July 17th, 2012 6:17 am

    He sounds like a real catch. Girlfriend needs to wake up and take notice. It’ll be her next.

  5. dad on July 17th, 2012 5:40 am

    This is not the kind of man to fight over. I wish young women would have more respect for themselves.

    “Baby momma” So funny. What about girlfriend or even wife before being your Baby Momma.

  6. 429SCJ on July 17th, 2012 4:32 am

    It is a shame he does not have someone to oversee his activities.

  7. kendra on July 17th, 2012 2:13 am

    he is so dumb I went to school with this boy and if things didn’t go his way he was angry how stupid could you be to put your hands on a pregnant woman. The girlfriend so illiterate for following him.

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