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Man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Mar 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-15 07:00:38-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Police arrested a man accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. Jomar Thomas, 24, is charged with assault and obstruction of justice.

An officer grew suspicious when he saw a group of people standing around a vehicle on Hull Street, according to Richmond Police. When the officer took a closer look, police said he saw Thomas assaulting the woman .

Police said when the officer pulled Thomas off the woman, the man reached for the officer's gun. When other officers arrived on scene they subdued the suspect, police said.