COTTONWOOD -- Cottonwood Police were called when a couple were reported fighting and yelling at each other in a domestic incident in Old Town Tuesday night.
James Daugherty had already fled the site of the complaint and was located in the door of a restaurant.
In talking to police, the 30-year-old Cottonwood man went on the offense, saying that 40-year-old Jennifer Matibag would allege he was the aggressor. Police said that Daugherty smelled of alcohol. The couple had been staying at the hotel.
Daugherty was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, preventing use of a telephone in an emergency and criminal damage.
He had been charged with domestic violence in a prior case, so the new misdemeanor became a felony. He was taken to the county jail.
Matibag was cited for assault and disorderly conduct and taken to VVMC for treatment of her injuries.