(KMOV.com) – A Chesterfield man is accused of dragging his girlfriend by her hair before punching her multiple times earlier this month.
Mark Shepard, 28, was charged with domestic assault.
Prosecutors said Shepard was at a home in the 14200 block of Rainy Lake Dr. on May 8 when he grabbed the woman by the hair, dragged her on the ground and struck her in the face.
Authorities said the victim did not want to pursue charges because she was fearful Shepard would kill her.
According to prosecutors, police have received several calls about domestic abuse at Shepard's residence since 2007, but charges were never filed.