Phoenix police say a Phoenix restaurant manager has pleaded not guilty in a domestic violence case involving a woman who claimed he punched her in the face and then assaulted her in a parking lot last year.
The woman, identified only by her first name, says she was at the Phoenix airport parking lot in November 2016 when the incident allegedly took place, according to an arrest affidavit.
Phoenix police said on Tuesday they arrested 37-year-old Thomas W. Miller for assault, battery and resisting arrest in connection with the incident.
According to the affidavit, Miller allegedly punched the woman in the head while she was holding a cell phone in a vehicle parked at a Phoenix airport.
Miller told police that he and his wife had gone to a local Phoenix strip club and that he had picked up a woman to be with.
He said that he was supposed to drive her home, but she was late and refused to leave his vehicle, police said.
The affidavit said the woman said she was angry and frustrated that Miller had been driving the woman home, which she did not believe.
She told police she was in pain from the altercation and she left Miller’s vehicle, the affidavit said.
Miller was arrested after the woman called police.
He has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault, three counts of battery and one count of resisting arrest.
Miller is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 20.