Man accused of breaking his estranged wife’s eye socket

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky State Police arrested an Alvaton man Sunday after they said he intentionally rammed a vehicle occupied by his estranged wife.

Michael Andrew Douglas, 35, was charged Sunday with second-degree assault domestic violence, resisting arrest and first-degree wanton endangerment after an incident involving his estranged wife at her current home in Alvaton.

Douglas is accused of driving his vehicle into a vehicle occupied by his estranged wife, according to his arrest citation.

After striking the vehicle, Douglas is then accused of pulling his estranged wife out of the vehicle, forcing her to the ground and striking her face several times causing a broken eye socket, according to his arrest citation.

After the reported assault, Douglas was then accused of returning to his vehicle where he sat down and held a rifle, according to his citation.

When law enforcement officers arrived, they determined that Douglas’ family had disarmed him and he was in a physical altercation with those same family members, according to his citation.

As officers cleared the family members away, they said Douglas refused to comply with their demands to show his hands and stop resisting arrest, according to the citation. That’s when a trooper used a Taser on him to gain his compliance.

He was taken into custody and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. He was arraigned in Warren District Court Monday, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled Sept. 13.