A Swanville man accused of punching a woman during a March altercation will serve six months in prison.

Scott A. Moores, 37, was sentenced April 25 to serve 42 months with all but six months suspended in the Department of Corrections on a charge of domestic violence assault. He was also sentenced on charges of reckless violation of a protective order and tampering with a witness, informant, juror or victim.

Two additional charges – criminal threatening and obstructing the report of a crime – were dismissed, according to court documents.

According to published reports, a Belfast resident contacted police March 5 when Moores arrived at a residence covered in blood and said he was involved in a domestic disturbance in neighboring Swanville. Responding officers interviewed Moores and the caller and determined Moores was at a home in Swanville where he punched the victim who had a protection order prohibiting him from having contact with her.

Moores will be on probation for three years following his release.