Man arrested on aggravated assault charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A 31-year-old man is facing several charges after police say he assaulted a woman last week.

Sioux Falls Police arrested Charles Thomas Belt, Jr. Friday night on the 800 block of south Lyons Avenue. Police said Belt violated a no-contact order by showing up at his ex-girlfriend's apartment and kicking in the door. He entered the apartment, pushing the 32-year-old victim to a back room and threatened her with a hammer.

Police said at some point he left and the victim secured the door to her apartment. He then re-entered through a window and the victim called 911.

When authorities arrived on the scene, Belt was standing in the apartment doorway. He ran back inside the apartment after seeing police. Authorities noticed Belt had a knife on his belt so a K-9 officer was sent into the apartment after he refused to comply. Police said Belt threw the K-9 off and took out the knife. The K-9 officer then bit Belt's ankle and he threw his knife down, allowing police to make an arrest.

Belt has been charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of violation of a no-contact order, three counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement, one count of aggravated assault-domestic, resisting arrest, obstruction, interference with emergency communication and intentional damage to property.