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Texas man assaults girlfriend after she said his ‘fart smelled horrible,' police say

This Jan. 5, 2020 booking photo provided by the Wichita Falls, Texas, Police Department shows  Christopher Ragsdale. Ragsdale was jailed Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 on an assault charge after police said he choked and headbutted his girlfriend after she complained about the smell of his flatulence. Police in the northern Texas city responded to a report that Ragsdale had assaulted his girlfriend, a probable cause affidavit said.  (Wichita Falls Police Department via AP)
This Jan. 5, 2020 booking photo provided by the Wichita Falls, Texas, Police Department shows Christopher Ragsdale. Ragsdale was jailed Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 on an assault charge after police said he choked and headbutted his girlfriend after she complained about the smell of his flatulence. Police in the northern Texas city responded to a report that Ragsdale had assaulted his girlfriend, a probable cause affidavit said. (Wichita Falls Police Department via AP) (KPRC / AP)

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – A Texas man accused of choking and headbutting his girlfriend because she complained about the smell of his flatulence has been jailed on an assault charge, police said.

Officers in Wichita Falls, Texas, responded to a home on Sunday afternoon following a report that Christopher Ragsdale had assaulted his girlfriend, police said in a probable cause affidavit.

“She told Christopher that his fart smelled horrible and he got mad and grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground,” the affidavit said, adding that the woman told police that Ragsdale choked and headbutted her. The incident occurred at a friend's house, and that friend called police, the affidavit said.

Ragsdale remained jailed Wednesday on a complaint of assault family violence. Jail records do not list an attorney who might speak on his behalf.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can get help at the National Domestic Violence Hotline website or call 1-800-799-7233.