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Editor's note: If you or someone you know experiences domestic violence, The Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma offers services, including counseling and crisis services. The 24 hour Crisis Hotline number is (580) 226-6424.

An Ardmore man is facing charges for two counts of domestic abuse in the presence of a minor after an incident that allegedly took place Wednesday evening.
Ardmore Police Department Capt. Keith Ingle said officers were dispatched to the 800 block of NW Hargrove in reference to a fight between 31-year-old Mathew Dixon of Ardmore and a woman at the residence.
“They got into an argument about something that took place five or six years ago,” Ingle said. “He had become physically abusive.”
During the altercation, Ingle said two children living at the home, ages 3 and 4, were unintentionally knocked to the ground. Dixon allegedly wrestled the woman to the ground and attempted to prevent her from calling police.
However, the victim eventually managed to contact law
enforcement, Ingle said. “When
police arrived, he was covered in blood.”
Dixon had sustained a large laceration to his hand from breaking the glass out of the front door, Ingle said. An ambulance treated him on scene and he was transported to the Carter County Detention Center shortly after.
The children in the home were reportedly uninjured, however, the woman sustained bruising to her back and had scrapes on her arms and hands.
Ingle said Dixon had allegedly been involved in a prior domestic abuse incident, making this his second offense.
According to Carter County court documents filed Sept. 12, Dixon is being charged with two counts of domestic abuse in the presence of a minor. A court docket date is set for Oct. 17.