Lubbock Man Threatens to Kill Pregnant Woman While Being Arrested
A Lubbock man has been indicted after he was accused of assaulting a pregnant woman and threatening to kill her while he was on his way to jail.
KAMC News reports that the victim was asleep when the suspect, 40-year-old Anthony Cerna, began assaulting her. This was in the 2700 block of Auburn Street back on Monday, October 17th.
The victim claims she ran out of the house when Cerna picked up a metal pipe and swung at her. When she told him she was calling the police, Cerna allegedly said "When the cops come, I'm going to kill your a**." Immediately after, the victim says Cerna put his elbow on her eye and pushed it in. This all apparently happened before Cerna was supposed to appear in court for an unrelated crime.
Police eventually arrived on scene and took Cerna into custody, but while he was on the way to the Lubbock County Detention Center, it's reported that Cerna told police he would "kill that b**** to make it worth it."
Cerna remains booked in the Lubbock County Detention Center on charges of Assault of a Pregnant Person and Obstruction or Retaliation. He was also charged about a week later with theft. His bond was set at $15,000.