A Bellevue man was released from jail on Christmas Eve after being arrested on Dec. 22 following a charge of felony domestic battery that allegedly occurred that night.

Phillip Roy Compton, 40, allegedly became violent with his girlfriend during a gathering at the couple’s home. According to a probable-cause affidavit written by Bellevue Deputy Marshal Isaiah Day, Day was dispatched to a residence in Bellevue around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 for a report of domestic battery. Upon making contact with the alleged victim, Day noted that she was “visibly upset and shaken and I saw that she had a large clump of her own hair in her hand … and a fat lower lip.”

The alleged victim reported to Day that she had broken up an argument that Compton was having with one of the females at the house gathering and that following that “he went off on me.”

“The other parties left during this time and Compton became very aggressive with [the alleged victim] in their bedroom,” the affidavit states.

During the alleged altercation, two minor children were present, resulting in the enhanced charge of felony domestic battery in the presence of a child.

Compton is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 31, at which time the prosecution must present sufficient evidence for the case to be bound over to District Court.

Besides the felony case, Compton also faces a separate misdemeanor case in Blaine County for an alleged battery charged in April.