Irving Police have apprehended a 38-year-old man, Bryson Hardeman, for the alleged assault of a pregnant woman during the early morning hours of August 17, 2023. Hardeman was taken into custody and subsequently booked into the Irving Jail at 6:29 am on the same day.
Authorities have not released any information regarding the identity of the victim or her relationship with the accused, Bryson Hardeman.
Assaulting a pregnant woman is considered a third-degree felony charge in the state of Texas. If convicted, offenders may face a prison sentence ranging from two to ten years, in addition to a potential fine of up to $10,000. These legal consequences apply regardless of whether or not the unborn child sustains any injuries.
According to data provided by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, an estimated 324,000 pregnant women fall victim to violence each year in the United States.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and authorities have not released further details at this time.