An assistant police chief in northwest Iowa has been accused of punching his girlfriend.
Court records say 36-year-old Charles White, of Pocahontas, is charged with domestic assault causing injury.
The woman told officers White punched her in a side of her face last Wednesday while they argued over his cellphone, which she says she took to check for information while he was dozing.
Pocahontas Police Chief Al Hinrickson says White has been with the department for about eight years and has been assistant chief for about five years.
White’s been placed on administrative leave.