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CHARGED: Man accused of assaulting a pregnant woman

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Joel Fernandez (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office) Joel Fernandez (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused of assaulting a pregnant woman in her home.

According to the sheriff's office, Joel Fernandez, 28 of Leland, is accused of breaking into the victim's home between 10-11 p.m. April 28. They say he destroyed the door frame of the victim's home.

Fernandez was arrested and charged with:

  • first Degree Burglary
  • injure to Real Property
  • assault by Strangulation
  • battery of Unborn Child
  • second Degree Rape
  • assault on a female

Fernandez is being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility with no bond.

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