MASON CITY | A Mason City man has been charged with assaulting a woman he knew. 

Cole Alan Beck, 23, pushed the woman, causing scratches on her neck and slapped her in the face, according to charging documents prepared by the Mason City Police Department. 

The incident was reported about 10:41 p.m. March 7 at a residence in the 500 block of Eighth Street Southeast, police said.

Beck was charged with domestic abuse assault causing injury or mental illness, first offense.

He has been released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court March 23.

A no-contact order has been issued.

— Ashley Miller

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