An Espanola man has been arrested for assault.

Espanola Police says a witness reported a man assaulting a woman outside of a home on Arthur Court on May 6th. The witness says the man allegedly punched the woman several times.

Police investigation revealed that the man had also threatened to cause bodily harm to the woman and was on conditions to not communicate with her because of prior assault charges. He is facing three charges including spousal assault and uttering threats. The man is in custody awaiting a bail hearing.