The mayor of Mount Carmel was charged Thursday in a domestic assault incident at his home.

Christopher Scott Jones, 49, Hemlock Street, was charged in the incident.

According to Deputy Dustin Winter, of the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, girlfriend Amber Hale stated that she had been assaulted by Jones. Both people live together at the residence. Hale said that she and Jones had gotten into an argument about her removing a television from Jones’ room. Hale said Jones pushed her to the floor, resulting in an abrasion to Hale’s elbow. As a result, Hale stated that she was afraid of Jones.

Jones denied that an assault had taken place. He was taken to Hawkins County Jail where he is still being held.