SYRACUSE -- A 34-year-old Syracuse man has been charged with two third-degree felonies after police responded to a welfare check on a 23-year-old woman.
Cord David Hamson appeared in 2nd District Court on Monday. He is charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child, both third-degree felonies, as well as intentional damage to property and interruption of a communication device, both class B misdemeanors. Another hearing is set for March 31. Hamson was ordered to have no contact with the victim. He is being held on $5,000 bail in Davis County Jail.
Syracuse Police Sgt. Heath Rogers said when officers arrived at the home Saturday, the woman's face was "red and swollen."
"This is one of the more serious types of calls we've been on," Rogers said.
When officers interviewed Hamson, he admitted hitting the woman and stopping her from calling 911, Rogers said. She was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.