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A New Carlisle man has been accused of striking and head-butting a woman he knows during an alleged argument about a gift card.

Joseph M. Hayden, 41, faces charges of assault and domestic violence, according to court records. He pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday.

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Clark County deputies were called on Oct. 28 to a home in the 200 block of Orth Street about a man assaulting a woman, according to a police report. Hayden allegedly held the victim on the bed, then punched her three times before head-butting her and kneeing her, the report says. Hayden then left, according to the police report.

They allegedly had argued about a gift card, the report says. Deputies issued a warrant his arrest and he was booked into the Clark County Jail on Sunday evening.

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