Russellville man accused of assaulting girlfriend, spitting on officer

A Russellville man is behind bars, accused of assaulting his girlfriend and an officer.

Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute in progress at a residence on Epley Road.

The arrest report states the girlfriend of 32-year-old Jason Cavanaugh said he punched her in the face several times, choked her and wouldn’t let her leave the bedroom after she said she wasn’t cooking dinner.

Deputies say they could smell alcohol on Cavanaugh, and the girlfriend had visible marks on her neck and arms, and had swollen eyes.

Once in custody, the report states Cavanaugh became disorderly, spitting in the deputy’s face, all over the backseat of the car, and cursing.

O.C. spray was administered twice.

Today, he remains in the Logan County Detention Center.