PARIS — Police said a Greenwood man faces multiple felony assault charges for a violent attack on his girlfriend early Monday morning.
Keith M. Behan, 37, made an initial appearance before a judge in Oxford County Superior Court on Monday afternoon. He is charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence, obstructing report of a crime and criminal mischief.
According to an affidavit by Oxford County Deputy Stephen Witham, Behan came home heavily intoxicated and a verbal argument with his girlfriend escalated into a physical assault.
According to a witness statement, Behan struck and choked her, and pushed her down a flight of stairs. She was able to flee to a neighbor’s house.
She suffered bruising to her head, feet and arms.
Witham said the woman told him Began threw a pumpkin on a vehicle windshield, cracking it, and prevented her from calling for help on a cellphone.
Behan is being held on $3,000 cash bail. A court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2015.