|Matthew Scott Miller (mug shot SCSO)|
A man from Galena is facing charges of bigamy and domestic assault after allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.
When Deputy Tommy Smith was dispatched to 1885 West State Highway 176 on June 26th, Elizabeth Hogenson told him that Matthew Scott Miller, 43, punched her numerous times in the face.
Deputies were sent back to the house late last month on a check the well being call after someone in the residence called 911 and hung up. Hogenson told Deputy Tyler Clark that Miller threatened her with a knife. When she knocked the knife away her hand was cut, according to court documents.
Hogenson told the officer that Miller took her phone away and held her down on a bed when he knocked on their door and told her not to answer it because he had a warrant out for his arrest for the domestic assaullt charge that was filed the month before.
Miller, had already been under investigation for bigamy, according to court documents. Court records say Miller married Hogenson on February 13, 2013, while he was still married to Sandra Hunt.
He is being held without bond in the Stone County jail and is due back in court later this month.