ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One man is behind bars accused of assaulting his girlfriend with a piece of a metal pipe.
Juan Venegas, 37, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence).
On Friday, Odessa police were called out to the 300 block of East 31st St. in reference to a physical disturbance.
According the report, dispatch learned that a passerby reported that a man was assaulting a woman outside.
When officers arrived, officers made contact with a 33-year-old female and Venegas.
An investigation revealed that after Venegas and her girlfriend got into an argument, Venegas began hitting his girlfriend repeatedly.
That's when, police said, Venegas picked up a piece of metal pipe and struck his girlfriend on the head and back.
Venegas was later arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.