Lafayette man charged after pushing pregnant daughter

Gary Gallien (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Gary Gallien (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man is charged with battery after allegedly knocking his pregnant daughter down.

Investigators said that Gary Gallien, 44, was looking for his daughter’s fiance and wanting to collect $200 from the couple.

Documents allege that Gallien tore off his own shirt and pushed over his daughter while trying to get to her fiance. She says she fell hard on her side and that she possibly blacked out.

Gallien faces two counts of battery, one felony and one misdemeanor. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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