A Pike County man was arrested for the assault of his girlfriend. Authorities were called to the 600-block of Kiser Road, in Waverly, late Friday morning, for a domestic dispute. The victim told deputies that she went to the home of Houston Owens so he could see their child, but an altercation ensued when she tried to leave.
Owens allegedly dumped the victim's diaper bag contents onto the floor numerous times and slapped and punched her as she tried to recollect her things.
She said he also threw her down to the ground and dragged her back into the home when she tried to leave.
Authorities said the victim had two black eyes, a busted lip, and a bruise on her neck.
Owens was arrested for domestic violence and assault.
A witness said he had initially seen the victim slap Owens before they went into another room; although; no charges were filed against her.