Woman assaulted after early-morning argument with her husband

A 40-year-old Chatham man is facing multiple charges after an argument with his wife escalated into a physical altercation early yesterday morning.

At around 5:30 a.m. the man started yelling within his house which woke up his wife. When she asked him why he was yelling, they became involved in an argument.

Police say the argument escalated into a physical altercation and as a result, the woman ended up on the floor. While on the floor, the man allegedly assaulted her, put a piece of material in her mouth and then prevented her from taking the material out of her mouth. Once she was able to get away from the man, he stopped her from leaving the house by standing in front of the door. Police were called and attended the Chatham residence.

The woman disclosed additional incidents where the man threatened her with a weapon and had been assaultive with her on other occasions. Police say the woman sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the new and past incidents.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. the 40-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, point firearm and utter threats. He was transported to the courthouse for a bail hearing.

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