A Beebe 37-year-old accused of trying to kill a pregnant woman and her unborn son is facing three felony charges.
A warrant was issued late last month at the request of the 17th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for Weston Blaine Mullins on charges of third-degree domestic battering, a class D felony; aggravated assault on a family or household member, a class D felony; and first-degree terroristic threatening, a class D felony. He also was charged as a habitual offender.
According to the affidavit written by Detective Scott Everson with the Beebe Police Department, Mullins’ girlfriend said that despite knowing she was 10 weeks’ pregnant, Mullins “threw her into a hard object” May 31 at an apartment on Pine View Drive, causing it to strike her in the “stomach area.”
Mullins then reportedly punched her in the face a couple of times and grabbed her around the neck “attempting to cut off her oxygen supply so she could not breathe.”
While choking her, Mullins reportedly said, “I do not want this child or you; I want you to just die.”
After police responded to her 911 call, Mullins’ girlfriend was taken to the Unity Health-White County Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment of “her injuries and possible injuries to her unborn child.” The punches reportedly split open her lower lip and caused bruising.
Mullins, who was arrested June 13, remained in custody in the White County Detention Center on Monday, and he is set to appear in White County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning for plea and arraignment.
In 2019, Mullins pleaded guilty to several drug charges in White County Circuit Court and was given four years in Arkansas Community Corrections. He also had his probation revoked in 2019, after he had pleaded guilty in 2018 to misdemeanor fraudulent use of a credit/debit card and a drug charge.