ODESSA - An Odessa man is behind bars for allegedly choking his wife after she told him the marriage wasn't working out.
Desty Dixson is currently in the Ector County Jail facing multiple charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and injury to a child.
According to an arrest affidavit, Dixson choked his wife and stabbed a mattress while his child was on it causing an injury.
The documents say Dixson also threatened to kill his wife's family.
Dixson is also facing charges for violating a protective order.
An affidavit states Dixson contacted his wife while he was in jail.