Joseph Copes is facing second-degree battery charges after deputies responded to a call on Corinth Road Sunday morning.

According to a release issued on Thursday, deputy Evan Jones responded to a domestic violence incident.

Jones said upon arrival he observed several spots of dried blood on the stones on the walkway and steps of the porch to the house.

Jones said that while talking with the persons inside the residence it was learned that Copes, 45, of Mountain Home, had been staying with his girlfriend in a small building on the property.

The release said that Jones went to the small building where he made contact with Cope’s girlfriend. When she opened the door, Jones observed that she had several injuries including her lower left eye lid was partially severed and folded down onto her cheek.

Blood was also spotted on her face and neck.

Copes is scheduled to appear in the Izard County Circuit Court on February 23.

The release also said Copes had a warrant for failure to appear from the Izard County District Court. He is scheduled to appear in in the Izard County District Court on March 4 for failure to appear.

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