A St. Charles County man punched his girlfriend in the face several times, cutting her forehead and giving her a bloody nose, a deputy said.
Michael Edward Dodd, 44, of the 3900 block of Summertime Drive in St. Charles County south of St. Peters, was charged Sept. 3 with second-degree domestic assault.
A St. Charles County Sheriff’s deputy responding to a disturbance reported he found Dodd’s girlfriend with “blood all over her face, hands and clothes.”
The woman had a large cut on her forehead, and said Dodd punched her several times after they had argued.
Dodd told the deputy he picked up an ashtray and bumped a coffee mug his girlfriend was holding and cut her forehead. The deputy said there was no blood on the mug, but there was a cut on Dodd’s hand that was consistent with punching someone.
A juvenile and the woman said Dodd hit the woman several times, causing the cut and a bloody nose. The cut to the woman’s forehead required stitches, according to a court document.
Dodd posted $3,000, 10 percent of a $30,000 bond, and was released from St. Charles County jail Monday. He was ordered to have no contact with his girlfriend.
If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the Bridgeway Women’s Center by calling 877-946-6854; or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.