An Old Fort man was arrested and charged after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend during a dispute in their home, authorities said Monday.

Lt. Derrick McGinnis of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Richard Lee Shoupe, 62, address listed as Silvers Welch Road in Old Fort, with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

At 11:42 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, McGinnis was called to Mission Hospital McDowell in reference to an assault victim who had arrived in the emergency room.

The lieutenant found the 39-year-old girlfriend of the suspect suffering from serious injuries to her face and head.

An investigation showed that Shoupe and the woman got into a dispute at their residence, at which time the suspect assaulted the victim with his hands and feet.

Shoupe is currently held in custody under no bond.

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