DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A 34-year-old man was arrested on domestic violence charges after authorities say he hit his girlfriend, causing injuries to her face and chest.

According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a DeFuniak Springs home the night of Oct. 9 and learned the man intentionally struck his girlfriend of 10 months in the face with his hand. In the process of hitting her in the face, he also injured her chest with his forearm.

It was not immediately known why the man attacked the woman.

Deputies arrested him and took him to the Walton County Jail.