Wednesday morning at approximately 4:38, Orange police were dispatched to the area of 7th St. and Park Ave. in reference to a pregnant female who had been assaulted.

The 18 year old woman, from Orange, told police that a suspect who was known to her struck her with a shovel.

Officer Ty Maines met with the woman, who identified her attacker as Christopher Philmon, 20, of Orange. The victim told Officer Maines, that Philmon struck her on the right side of her body with a shovel, then left the scene on foot.

While traveling on Park Ave., Officer Maines observed a while male matching the description the victim had given of Philmom when they spoke. Police detained the man and returned him to the crime scene.

The victim told police she wished to file charges against Philmon.

Philmon was taken into custody, and transported to the Orange County Jail, where he was booked on aggravated assault charges.

Police called Acadian Ambulance to transport the victim to the emergency room to be treated for minor injuries.