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Pasco man beat woman pregnant with his child, sheriff's report says

HOLIDAY — A 40-year-old man is accused of beating a woman who is four months pregnant with his child. The incident happened on the night of Dec. 24.

According to the Pasco Sheriff's Office, Terrance E. Reckley tried to kick in the door to the woman's home on Supreme Drive in Holiday.

When that didn't work, Reckley broke two windows to get inside, a report says. Then Reckley punched the woman several times in the face, tried to strangle her and said he was going to "cut the baby from her stomach," the report states.

Deputies found her covered in blood, swollen and bruised on her face, neck, back and arms, with a possible broken nose, the report states.

Reckley of Tarpon Springs was arrested Thursday and is charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, burglary of an occupied dwelling, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and contempt of court on a charge of not paying child support.

Reckley did four stints in prison — for a total of nine years — on drug convictions, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. He is being held without bail at the Land O'Lakes jail. An updated medical condition on the woman was not available Friday.

Blood match leads to arrest, police say

NEW PORT RICHEY — A New Port Richey man was arrested Thursday, charged in the Nov. 3 kidnapping of a 52-year-old woman.

Adam T. Schmidt, 22, of 5920 Grand Blvd. was being held in county jail Friday night in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The woman had told authorities she was attacked by a masked man in downtown New Port Richey. She said the man put his hand over her mouth and tried to drag her behind Club 727 at 6229 Grand Blvd.

She bit his hand and was able to disable him with pepper spray, according to the New Port Richey Police Department. He ran away, but blood from his hand was left on the woman's shirt. Authorities say they matched the blood to Schmidt.

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