Authorities arrested a Martinez man Tuesday after he choked and fought with his wife during a fight over hair in the sink.
Travis Dent, 24, of Ridge Crossing, was charged with simple battery, family violence.
Dent’s 22-year-old wife said that at about 2:15 p.m. they got into a fight because he dumped hair in the kitchen sink after she told him not to. She told Dent to leave and opened the door for him, but he pushed her arm.
The woman said she pushed Dent back, but he pushed her to a sofa and choked her. She hit Dent in the face, knocking off his glasses.
Dent went to the bedroom, started packing the woman’s clothes and said she’d be leaving. When his wife began packing his clothes and telling him to leave, Dent allegedly pushed her down, wrapped his arm around her neck and choked her.
The woman said she bit Dent’s arm because she couldn’t breathe. He also tried to put her in handcuffs.
The fight happened in front of their two children.
Dent was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Wednesday after posting an $1,100 bond, according to jailers.