Charges have been filed against a Union man accused of slapping a woman in her face.

Aaron G. Smith, 40, recently was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with one count of third-degree domestic assault.

Union police responded to the 900 block of North Oak Street Tuesday, Aug. 14, for a report of a possible domestic incident.

According to the probable cause statement filed by Union police with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the victim had bruises and red hand marks on her left and right jaw. Police said the marks were indicative of a slap.

The victim told police Smith had slapped her on the side of her face.

Smith told police he was moving furniture, but denied the physical confrontation was intentional.

The victim told police she was afraid of retaliation after Smith was arrested.