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Man accused of assaulting woman, running from police

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A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with assault and fleeing from police.

John S. Roution, 26, of 365 Sharon Drive, was arrested on Tuesday, May 29, at 9:58 p.m.

According to Roution's arrest warrant, he is accused of choking and biting a woman who was at his home on May 31.

The warrant also accused Roution of leaving his home in an attempt to evade police after he allegedly assaulted the woman.

The alleged victim told police that Roution had a handgun and fired it inside the home. She said Roution may have shot himself during the incident.

Roution was charged with fourth-degree assault, first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment.

Roution pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court on Wednesday, May 30. He was ordered to hire his own attorney and bond was set at $10,000 cash. He was ordered to not have contact with the alleged victim.

Roution is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday, June 6.

Campbellsville Police Capt. Pat Thompson investigated.