Friday, June 22, 2018

Alba man charged with assault after allegedly beating girlfriend on I-49

An Alba man accused of beating his girlfriend on I-49 pleaded not guilty Thursday during a video arraignment in Jasper County Circuit Court.

According to the probable cause statement, a witness told a Jasper County Sheriff's Office deputy that Alexander Shivar, 27, punched a woman, knocking her off her feet and then took off walking.

The woman said Shivar hit her several times in the head while she was driving from the Carthage Wal-Mart to I-49 and that she may have lost consciousness at one point. She had bruises on her face and her forehead was swollen.

The probable cause statement indicates Shivar was located at the Carthage Wal-Mart, where he provided the deputy with false identification and said his name was Colton Cummings.

Shivar said he did not hit his girlfriend.

Shivar is being held on $7,500 bond. Judge Joseph Hensley appointed a public defender for him and the next hearing will be July 11.

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