ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing domestic violence charges after a Memorial Day assault.
According to a warrant, 42-year-old Chris Rainwater choked a woman and assaulted her with a shard of glass on Monday.
The extent of the victim’s injuries are not specified in the warrant.
Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrested Rainwater Wednesday and charged him with a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and a misdemeanor count of assault on a female.
Rainwater was booked into the Richmond County Jail on a 48-hour domestic violence hold and served with a firearm prohibition notice.
Online court records show Rainwater has no other pending charges.
According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction, Rainwater was in prison from March 10, 1997 until March 3, 1999, serving consecutive sentences after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter and felony hit and run from an incident in 1996.
In 2002, he was convicted of driving while impaired.
— William R. Toler