MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police arrested a Minneapolis man Saturday night after he allegedly assaulted his 2-month-pregnant girlfriend in their apartment when she refused to bring him liquor.

Jimmy Edward Spears III, 24, was charged with one count of interfering with an emergency call, which is a gross misdemeanor, two counts of domestic assault and one count of disorderly conduct.

Police responded to the scene, located on the 1300 block of 23rd Street East, at around 11 p.m. When they arrived, they found the victim curled in the fetal position on the floor with wounds on her face, left elbow and back, police said.

The criminal complaint describes the episode as follows: The victim has been driving home when she got call from Spears, her boyfriend, in which he told her to stop at the liquor store before coming home. The victim said she wouldn’t have time and Spears began screaming into the phone and calling her names.

When the victim arrived home, she found Spears had torn up the apartment and broken many of her things. After yelling at the victim, Spears grabbed her by the hair, pulled her across the floor and punched her seven times in the face. He tried to hit her with a lamp, but failed. He also tried to kick her in the stomach, but failed and hit her in the side. The victim, the report notes, is pregnant with Spear’s child.

When the victim yelled for police and tried to call 911, Spears pulled the phone from her hands and threw it across the room. He then opened the window and tried to push her out of it. The victim then tried to leave the apartment, but Spears pulled her back in, where she waited, in the fetal position, until police arrived.

Comments (17)
  1. WHAT????? says:

    Big man, someone will have fun with him in the tank.

  2. Anna says:

    I hope they do have funwith him in jail! What is wrong with some of these men today! I dont’ understand I hope she doesn’t get into anymore abusive relationships and concentrates on her baby/herself only!

  3. Beenthere says:

    Not saying it didn’t happen that way ……..But those reports are usually emellished quite abit.. Food for thought.

  4. Victim Du Jour says:

    There are a lot of women out there who are attracted to men who treat them poorly.

    Taxpayers spend billions on these kind of relationships.

    Obama could have NASA build a real Starship USS Enterprise, but we are spending all the money trying to figure out Cave-woman problems.

    1. max says:

      You made a few typos. Change the first sentence to: there are a lot of men who treat women poorly.

      Change “cave woman problems” to “mostly problems completely unrelated to domestic violence intervention.”

      I can see that you’re confused when it comes to this topic. I’m glad to help.

  5. babsie says:

    Oh no, not another ” baby mom ” incident….he’s probably got lots of babies
    out there…….after awhile they just lose track. What else do they accomplish
    in life????? We working ” stiffs ” end up supporting the whole bunch.

  6. Pate says:

    Reading stories like this just reaffirms my intention of staying single forever.

  7. RW says:

    Immature, instantaneous violent behavior for the smallest of reasons. They will never be accepted, and it’s up to them to change peoples attitudes towards them.

  8. more MAN then HIM says:


  9. HUH? says:

    Huh? What does this story have to do with staying single? I suppose if you feel you would not be able to stop yourself from beating your wife, then yes, you should remain single. Forever. Very mature of you to recognize that in yourself.

  10. Victim Du Jour says:

    @ Max

    Too bad i am a product of the Minnesota Public Education System.

    I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t know how to speak English gooooooood.

  11. Kevin says:

    Well….I mean….what kind of beer? Must have been a really good import…..

  12. weee says:

    I say push him out a 10 story window!

  13. mother-earth says:

    People..People. What we have to do is show this gentle soul some compassion.
    It’s obvious he’s troubled. This is the time when he needs society’s support. I know of several state funded social programs he could benefit from.
    Remember..All the worlds problems can be solved with a hug!

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  14. Sam says:

    My thoughts are with the victim. Since we don’t know more about their relationship (though we can speculate about many things)…i feel sorry for her. No one should go through that kind of abuse and terror, especially while pregnant. I hope she knows that she has people rooting for her!

    That being said… I really hope that someone makes him their b*tch. 🙂

  15. Joe the Pimp says:

    Would it kill her to just take a moment & swing by the Liquor store?? Sheesh! I hope she remembered his cigs!!