Markuis Javon McCain, 23, 712 S. Fairview Terrace, Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, petit theft, child abuse and tampering with a victim.
The victim, who told authorities that she is six weeks pregnant and that McCain is the father, reported that she ordered McCain to leave her residence, but that he grabbed her by her legs and pulled her off a couch.
She reported that McCain removed her shoes and threw one at her, but missed, according to the report.
McCain slapped her with the other shoe, the victim told deputies, adding that he then grabbed her by the neck, choked her and threatened to kill her if she reported the incident.
The report stated that McCain also took her keys.