A Richmond man faces charges of felony assault and unlawful imprisonment after being accused of violently attacking his off-and-on girlfriend early Sunday, police said.
Charles B. Kavanaugh, 27, also was charged with wanton endangerment, terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
At 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Richmond police went to the 1600 block of Foxhaven Drive on a domestic violence call, with reports of a woman screaming for help, according to a news release.
Upon arrival, officers heard a woman yelling. Kavanaugh, whom police said had been living with the victim for the past month, opened the door, and officers found the woman with blood all over her face. She was crying for help.
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The victim told police that Kavanaugh had entered through a kitchen window and hit her face several times, pulled her hair, threw her into a mirror and slammed her head on the ground multiple times.
Police also learned that Kavanaugh had choked the woman and would not allow her to leave. At one point, Kavanaugh reportedly tried to flip the bed where the victim's 2-year-old child was asleep.
Kavanaugh was arrested and became combative when officers put him into the police car, police said. Kavanaugh threatened officers and kicked the door and window of the cruiser in an attempt to get out of the vehicle.
The victim suffered several cuts to her face, and one eye was swollen, police said. She was treated at the scene.
Kavanaugh was being held in the Madison County jail, where he remained Monday afternoon.