E’town man charged with felony assault


An Elizabethtown man was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with assaulting a woman in his home, according to an arrest citation.

Charles Powers, 46, reportedly held the woman against her will, punched her in an eye and struck her in the back of her head with a drinking glass that shattered, the citation said.

The woman reportedly was assaulted around 11:30 p.m. and was threatened by Powers not to contact police. When she attempted to leave on one occasion, the citation said, Powers is alleged to have grabbed her by the hair and threw her purse onto the roof of the home.

According to the report, Powers allegedly accused the woman of being unfaithful in their relationship after she fixed her hair a few hours earlier.

She reportedly called 911 from Powers’ phone when he went into a bathroom to clean blood off of himself. The report says he had taken her phone.

When Elizabethtown police officers arrived at the residence, the woman told officers she had fallen down a set of stairs. When she was in an ambulance, she again was asked what happened and reportedly told officers she has been assaulted. Powers then was arrested at 2:15 a.m.

He is charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted; first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, and third-degree terroristic threatening, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison, if convicted.

He is being held in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 22 in Hardin District Court.

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