CLEAR LAKE | A Leland man is accused of slamming a known woman’s head into a wall in Clear Lake Friday initially told police the the reported verbal domestic incident was “just loud Slipknot music,” police say.

Joseph Aaron Mannahan, 33, was charged with domestic abuse assault -- first offense after police responded to a call about 10:55 p.m. Friday in an apartment in the 2100 block of 14th Street North.

Upon arrival, Clear Lake police spoke to Mannahan and the woman. Mannahan denied “yelling or doing anything” and said it was “just loud Slipknot music,” according to the criminal complaint.

The was a valid no-contact order between Mannahan and the woman, court documents indicate, and police say he had a valid warrant for a previous domestic incident as well. 

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The woman reported that Mannahan was "controlling" and described several incidents, police said. She said the two got into an argument and he slammed her head into a wall near the kitchen.

“Officers saw a grease mark on the wall from the victim's head,” court documents said. “The victim complained of pain from the assault.”

She also reported Mannahan had been drinking vodka and officers could smell a faint odor of alcoholic beverages on his breath, court documents said.

Mannahan is being held on a $1,000 bond and another no-contact order was issued Saturday. He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 16.

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