By Kyeland Jackson —

An incident at Cardinal Towne Apartments ended with an arrest on charges of domestic violence. This is the first case of domestic violence reported this semester.

The alleged assault was reported Jan. 16 by the victim. Arriving at the scene, University of Louisville Police officers questioned the victim who claimed the suspect choked and hit them. ULPD were required to verify the incident as domestic violence before arresting the suspect. The victim sustained minor injuries. Neither she nor the suspect were students at U of L.

This is the 18th reported assault case since February 2015, according to the ULPD crime log. Four of those reported were from Cardinal Towne. Aaron Graham, a spokesman for ULPD, said that some assault cases leave police unable to to arrest the suspect. The arrests, he said, can be made if witnessed by the officers or if a warrant is issued by a victim. In cases of domestic violence there must be evidence of harm in order to make an arrest.

Those involved in domestic violence are advised to call the Domestic Violence Intake Center at (502) 595-0853, or visit their website.