A Stephenville man was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend in mid-October.
Nathan Ross Arms, 22, was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony (assault) - a first-degree felony.
Arms is also charged with failure to identify himself as a fugitive from justice after allegedly providing police with a false identity. When officers tracked Arms to a local bar to serve a warrant for his arrest, he said he was not the suspect they were searching for and provided a false identity. Failure to identify is a class B misdemeanor.
According to Stephenville Police Chief Roy Halsell, Arms entered into the victimís residence at a local apartment complex in October without her consent. Once inside the apartment, Arms allegedly assaulted the woman and left her with a busted lip, bruises and other injuries.
The victim was taken to the emergency room, treated and released.
Halsell said Arms is accused of assaulting and stalking his former girlfriend and also explained the police department does not release the names of assault victims.
Since the October incident and investigation into the assault, Halsell said Arms allegedly attempted to have further contact with the victim.
Arms was released from the Erath County Jail Wednesday after posting a combined bond of $101,000. Local attorney Landon Northcutt has been hired to represent him.
If indicted and found guilty of the first-degree felony offense, Arms faces five to 99 years behind bars and maximum fine of $10,000. A class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.