A St. Clair man was arrested and charged with domestic assault and property damages after an altercation with a woman.

Michael E. Bailey, 28, St. Clair, was charged through Franklin County Associate Circuit Court on Oct. 20, for third-degree domestic assault and second degree property damage.

According to Police Chief Bill Hammack, officers were dispatched to a residence on Hibbard Street Oct. 15, at 8:31 p.m. in reference to a disturbance in progress. When officers arrived on the scene, a 20-year-old female told them she had an altercation with Bailey that escalated.

She told police that Bailey allegedly punched her in the stomach, slapped her several times and smashed her cellular phone on the floor, according to Hammack.

Bailey was arrested at the scene and the prosecutor requested the bond be set at $7,500.