A Maricopa man is facing domestic violence charges after his arrest Thursday night.
Benjamin Jones is charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage after an incident at his home involving his wife and children, police said.
Jones’ wife called Maricopa police around 11:30 p.m., stating her husband was allegedly intoxicated and damaging their home after an argument.
Officers responded the residence on West Woody Avenue in Alterra and interviewed the woman, who said her husband was in the house allegedly punching holes in the wall with brass knuckles. Concerned about their children, she said she had them hide with her parents in a different room. The woman retrieved the brass knuckles to show the officers, who observed fresh wall plaster on them, police said.
Police confronted Jones, who denied any argument took place and said did not know how the holes were made. Red marks were observed on Jones’s hand, matching the fit and size of the brass knuckles, according to the police report.
Jones was arrested and booked into Pinal County Jail. He has since been released, according to online jail records.
If found guilty, he would face a maximum of 6 months in jail, according to state statute.