On Monday, police in Durham arrested Santos Reynaldo Aplicano Gomez, 35, after he reportedly beat and strangled his pregnant girlfriend, and abducted her 5-year-old son.
The child was found unharmed and reunited with his mother.
The woman, who is 8-months pregnant, was treated and released for her injuries at a local hospital.
Gomez has been charged with communicating threats, assault on a female, assault by strangulation, kidnapping, battery of an unborn child, assault in the presence of a minor and interfering with emergency communications.
He is currently being held in the Durham County Jail on an immigration detainer.