A Cocke County man who was released on bond two weeks ago is back behind bars.
Spencer Grooms, 30, Keener Road, Cosby, has had an on-again-off-again relationship with Brittany Reese of Bybee for several years, and has numerous past arrests for domestic charges involving Reese.
On June 24, Cocke County Circuit Court Judge Carter Moore granted a bond reduced from $350,000 to $100,000 for Grooms, who faces a total of 13 cases in circuit court.
In the bond order, the court orders Grooms have no contact with Reese pending further orders from him.
But Grooms was arrested again Tuesday by Newport Patrol Officer Jordan Douglas.
Reese called police saying she had been assaulted by Grooms. The victim said she had a court hearing and had no ride so she contacted Grooms for a ride. On the road, the two argued, and then Reese said Grooms struck her on the face several times with his closed fist. Police say Reese had a bloody lip and a bruise to her eye.
He was taken into custody later at the Knights Inn Motel.
Grooms at last report was being held without bond.