Police were alerted to an assault in progress after the alleged female victim called a friend and said a man was at her home and assaulting her Saturday night, April 20.

The friend of the alleged victim, said Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton, took it upon herself to call police and obtain help for the woman at about 10:20 p.m..

As a result of that call, 34-year-old Daniel Armstrong of Northport was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release, domestic violence assault, criminal mischief, domestic violence terrorizing and obstructing the report of a crime or injury.

Trafton said as of Tuesday afternoon, April 23, Armstrong remained in custody at Waldo County Jail.

Trafton said Armstrong apparently assaulted the woman after he found her in the company of another man.

Armstrong was intoxicated when he arrived at the residence, Trafton said, and it was immediately apparent to the responding officers that the woman had been assaulted.

"When the officers got there, they could see visible injuries, contusions, on her face," said Trafton. "And she was afraid, very much afraid."

The woman spoke quietly to the officers when she came to the door, Trafton said, because she was worried the situation would get worse if Armstrong could hear what she was saying to them.

The second male Armstrong found at the residence with the woman had left by the time police arrived, Trafton said. The officers located him later on that night, and he also had visible injuries to his face, but, Trafton said, he refused to cooperate with the investigation and did not wish to press charges against Armstrong.

Officers arrested Armstrong at the residence without incident.