A Hazelwood man faces a criminal charge for assaulting his girlfriend on Jan. 11.
Charles Murphy, 31, of the 8600 block of Morningaire Circle Drive in Hazelwood, was charged Jan. 12 by St. Louis County prosecutors with second-degree domestic assault.
Hazelwood Police said Murphy and his girlfriend were arguing at about 9:40 p.m. Jan. 11 at their home. During the argument, Murphy began choking the woman, police said.
Murphy was being held Thursday in St. Louis County jail. 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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