According to information provided by the Clay County Justice Center, Robby M. Durbin, 30, Staunton, was taken into custody around 2 a.m., Saturday, and booked into the facility on preliminary charges of domestic battery, strangulation and criminal confinement.
Information by the Clay County Sheriff's Department reports that deputies were dispatched Friday evening to an undisclosed Staunton residence to begin an investigation into an altercation involving Durbin and an unidentified pregnant female.
Allegations include that Durbin hit and choked the victim while forcing down on her abdomen, then confined and refused to let her leave while threatening her life and that of an unidentified child.
However, the victim and the child were able to leave the home after Durbin left the residence and report the incident to authorities.
According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in this altercation.
Durbin, who posted $7,000 cash bond (with 10 percent allowed) Sunday, is currently awaiting formal court proceedings related to the matter.
The case file has been turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review and formal charges to be filed in the matter.