A Davenport man pleaded guilty to several charges this week for assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, causing her to lose the baby, and for pointing a gun at his brother in November.

Mark Dee Roberts, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to non-consensual termination of a human pregnancy during commission of a forcible felony, a Class B felony; willful injury resulting in serious injury, a Class C felony; and assault while participating in a felony, a Class D felony.

In exchange for his plea, Scott County prosecutors will dismiss additional charges of possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a domestic violence offender, domestic abuse assault and going armed with intent when he is sentenced June 2.

Prosecutors and Roberts also will agree that the sentences on the first two charges will run back-to-back with each other but at the same time as the sentence on the third charge, for a total of up to 35 years in prison.

Davenport police say Roberts assaulted his girlfriend, who was 27 weeks pregnant with his child, about 1 a.m. Nov. 12 in the 2200 block of West Kimberly Road.

The woman's injuries required emergency medical treatment at a local hospital. She lost the baby, according to police.

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The same day, Roberts was armed with a small black handgun and showed up at the home of his brother in the 5900 block of Elmore Avenue, according to police.

Roberts used the gun to intimidate his brother's girlfriend and also pointed it at his brother, according to police.

Roberts was adjudicated as a delinquent on a felony charge in 2009 and has a domestic assault conviction from 2011, which prohibits him from possession of a firearm.

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