A Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputy late Tuesday evening arrested an Edinburg man for allegedly assaulting a woman.
Deputies arrested 38-year-old Jayson Michael Richman on a felony charge of assault and battery on a family or household member as well as for a misdemeanor charge for violation of a protective order, according to a criminal complaint. He is being held at the Rappahannock- Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail without bond, according to a court document.
Deputies spoke with the woman who told them that Richman kept following her around, grabbing her and hugging her without letting go. She told deputies that Richman then tackled her to the ground, causing her to hit her head on a chair, the complaint states.
A deputy observed a red mark on her, Lt. Bo Hall of the Sheriff's Office said in a phone interview.
He did not know what prompted the event.
There was a protective order in place valid through Dec. 13, 2020, according to the criminal complaint.
A court document shows that Richman has a prior criminal record which includes: a 2016 felony strangulation case with injury and an assault and battery case on a family member in August. Shenandoah County court staff said Richman was found guilty in both cases.