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Police: Man jailed for beating girlfriend with fist and metal folding chair

A Salisbury man is being held without bond after being involved in what police say was a domestic incident in which he struck his girlfriend with his fist and a metal folding chair.

According to the report, police were called to investigate a 911 hang up call at 209 E. Bank Street on Thursday morning at around 4:30.  When they arrived, they found Tony Douglas Carithers, 49, and his girlfriend.  The girlfriend was sitting in a chair holding her arm.  

Police determined that when the girlfriend came home, Carithers began yelling at her to leave, then physically attacked her.  Police say Carithers struck the woman in the back of her head with his fist, then picked up a metal folding chair and hit her in the side, breaking her arm.

The woman grabbed a knife, and police reported that Carithers had a "small scratch on his index finger."

Police say the woman grabbed the phone to call 911 and just as she made the call, Carithers grabbed the phone and threw it to the ground.

Carithers is being held without bond, charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury and interfering with emergency communications.

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