A 36-year-old Cornville man faces multiple charges after allegedly assaulting his wife, threatening her with a handgun and smashing a window, all in front of their 4-year-old son.
According to a report from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Travis Lance Anderson got into an altercation with his 30-year-old wife over marital issues while in Phoenix last week. She told deputies that he attacked her and, when she tried to leave, he disabled their car and smashed her cell phone.
She eventually made it back to their home in Cornville, but Anderson remained away for two days with their son.
When he returned Feb. 17, she said he began arguing with her again. She said he threw a bag at her, filled with what she believed to be bullets, and struck her in the head. She said he then threw her in a shower stall and put her in a choke hold, all in front of the boy. According to the report, Anderson then went to the bedroom and returned with a handgun and threatened her life.
A relative of the woman arrived and was able to take her and the boy away to Cottonwood. The relative said Anderson broke out a bedroom window with his fist.
YCSO was called to the Cottonwood residence to meet with the victim. Deputies reported she had a gash on her forehead, redness and scratch marks on her neck. While they were interviewing her, assisting deputies located Anderson driving away from the Cornville home and stopped him.
According to the report, they found a handgun and shotgun, meth scales and "snort tubes" containing meth residue inside the car and other drug paraphernalia in the home.
Anderson was tested by a drug-recognition expert from the Department of Public Safety was determined to be under the influence of stimulants and narcotic pain relievers.
He was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges of aggravated assault, threatening per domestic violence, criminal damage, possessing a dangerous drug, possession a deadly weapon in commission of a felony and DUI.
Anderson remains in custody on $20,000 bond.