PROVO Police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly assaulting his wife while she held their 2-year-old child.
Wednesday evening, police responded to 300 N. 100 East in Provo where neighbors called police to report a man was fighting with a woman, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in 4th District Court.
Officers found the man, 31, with blood on his hands and shirt and the woman with blood on her nose, clothes and arms.
She told police her and her husband had been in the street arguing over money and he hit her in the face, knocking her and her child to the street, according to the affidavit.
The woman ran to a neighbor's house and locked the front door, but her husband broke through the glass center of the door and opened it, cutting his hands in the process, according to the affidavit.
She yelled for himto leave, but he began hitting her in the face, causing the nose bleed and bruising to her arm, according to the affidavit.
Three of the neighbor's children were home, so the neighbor locked them in a room to protect them, according to the affidavit.
The neighbor told police the man has never been in her home before and didn't have permission to enter.
Police found a fake ID on the man, which he allegedly admitted using because he has previously been deported from the United States.
Police arrested the man for investigation of aggravated burglary, assault, domestic violence in the presence of a child, possession of a forged document and criminal mischief.
He is being held in the Utah County Jail on $25,000 cash-only bail.