A St. Peters man repeatedly struck his girlfriend in the face and head Nov. 14 in the first block of Rainbow Drive, police said.
Michael J. Ingrassia, 37, of the first block of Rainbow Drive in St. Peters, was charged Nov. 15 with second-degree domestic assault.
St. Peters Police said Ingrassia spit on his girlfriend numerous times, threw her on the bed, continued striking her and threatened to kill her. When she screamed for help, he put a pillow over her face.
Police said in the report that Ingrassia has a history of domestic assault, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon.
Bail was set at $15,000 cash only.
If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.
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