Denison Police arrested a man on an aggravated assault charge Tuesday night after he allegedly punched a woman in the face and then used an ax to damage the interior of a home.

Lt. Mike Eppler said officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1300 block of Crestview Drive shortly before 10 p.m. after receiving a report of a disturbance. Eppler said before officers arrived, the man and woman had engaged in a verbal argument that eventually escalated and became physical.

“He did make some threats toward her, but the ax wasn’t part of the assault on her,” Eppler said. “He just used it to do some damage to a door and things inside the house.”

The man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault of a family or household member with a weapon.