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Guilty plea entered in Vergas man's assault on pregnant woman

A Vergas man was convicted for assault after a dispute on June 5 that landed a pregnant woman in the hospital.

Nicholas Savig, 27, pleaded guilty and was convicted of domestic assault with intent to cause bodily harm following a dispute around 11 p.m. on June 5 along the 40000 block of County Highway 31 in Vergas.

According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, Savig struck the woman, who is six months pregnant, on the left side of her face and tackled her to the ground. The woman was transported to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, Minn.

The woman suffered injuries to her face, according to the sheriff's office.

Savig's sentencing date is scheduled for July 17 in Otter Tail County Court.