A Stanley Valley Road resident told the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office he heard vehicle brakes lock up near his home shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday and then observed a woman being dragged by the vehicle.
The witness reportedly stated that the woman then ran into the yard yelling for help and was assaulted by the driver, who was later identified as Daniel Steven Hughes, 32, 217 Stanley Valley Road, Rogersville.
The witness reportedly confronted Hughes and stopped him from attacking the woman and then called 911.
When HCSO Deputy Kyle Shively arrived at the scene, he reportedly observed the 38-year-old victim to have a bloody nose, mouth and arms, and the entire side of her face was swollen.
Shively asked the woman who did that to her, and she stated is was her boyfriend, Daniel Hughes.
Hughes was located in his vehicle on Stanley Valley Road a short distance from where the alleged assault took place. He was observed by Shively to have cuts to his knuckles.
Hughes was charged with aggravated domestic assault, which is a Class C felony punishable by 3-6 years if convicted.
Hughes was arraigned Monday and as of Monday evening remained held in the Hawkins County Jail on $5,000 bond.