Brandon Christopher Pearson, 20 of Silver Creek, was arrested this week after reports said he hit a woman before dragging her out of the car.

Police said that the two were riding in a car together when Pearson pulled over on E2nd Avenue and began to hit her with his hands.

When the victim reportedly tried to get out of the vehicle, Pearson pulled off and dragged her out of the vehicle.

Reports added that the victim’s two children, ages 3 and 1 years-old, witnessed the incident.

Pearson is charged with battery, reckless conduct, and two counts cruelty to children in the 3rd degree.