A Union man is facing multiple domestic assault charges after allegedly getting into a fight with a woman and shoving her out of a moving car.
Albert L. Clark Jr., 47, was recently charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with two counts of felony third-degree domestic assault.
The charges came after an arrest by Union police on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
At just after 1 p.m., Union officers responded to the area of West Main Street and North Washington Avenue for a fight in progress. Officers were told a man and woman were involved in a fight, but had left in a vehicle traveling north on Washington Avenue.
Officers headed in that direction and found the woman lying on the side of the road. The woman had a large amount of swelling just about the left eye and several “road rash” marks on her left leg, according to police.
The man had fled the area, but was later apprehended by police. He was arrested and taken to the Franklin County Jail.
According to a probable cause statement filed by Union police with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, a witness reported seeing Clark strike the woman in the parked car.
Police said Clark admitted to holding her down and pulling her hair.
Witnesses told police Clark was driving the car when the woman was shoved out, according to the probable cause statement. Witnesses said the car never slowed down or stopped and left the area at a high rate of speed.