Springdale police arrested a man on suspicion of punching a woman in the face repeatedly at his residence on Sunday (July 6), according to a preliminary report.
Carnell Morman, 23, was arrested after police were called to his home in the 2900 block of Chestnut Avenue concerning a loud fight involving him and a woman, the report states. The caller reporting hearing a woman shout, “Help me!”
Police arrived at the home and looked through a window in the door to see Morman on top of a woman, punching her with his right fist. She had her hands up in a “defensive posture.” Officers said they witnessed three or four punches to the woman’s face, according to the report.
Authorities went into the home after finding the door unlocked and pulled Morman off of the victim. The man did not resist the arrest, the report states.
The victim told police that Morman attacked her after a dispute between them. She said he struck her with his fists and knocked her to the ground, then began to choke her with both hands, according to the report.
Police said they found visible injuries around her left eye, chest and neck area. Around the base of the victim’s neck, police found visible hand marks, the report states.
During the choking, the victim said she was unable to breathe for several moments, according to the report.
Morman was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and faces charges of third-degree domestic battery and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $5,000, according to the jail’s intake report.