Police arrested a 53-year-old man for beating a woman and knocking out her tooth over the weekend in Franklin.
Officers responded to a home on Chrisman Drive around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in regards to a domestic disturbance.
Officers found Joe Ray attempting to turn his vehicle around in the driveway.
The victim, a 46-year-old woman, was found inside. She had been beaten in the face and had a tooth knocked out during the assault.
Ray was charged with domestic assault and booked into the Williamson County jail.
A September 13 court date has been set.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women, according to statistics.
For local help contact the Bridges Domestic Violence Center of Franklin at 615-599-5777.