A Boone County man was arrested after allegedly striking a Department of Human Service employee in the face. Michael John Majerus, 30 of Woodward, was arrested and charged with assaults on a person engaged in certain occupations – a Class D felony – after the alleged incident.

According to an affidavit filed in the case by Woodward Police Chief Jerome Hill, on Sept. 18, Majerus allegedly struck a 36-year-old female DHS worker in the face, "causing her nose to bleed and the back of her head to hit the wall/break room door." According to the affidavit, the DHS worker was seen by a doctor and "it was found that her nose was broken in 3 places," Hill wrote.

An arraignment hearing in the case was scheduled for Oct. 15 at 9 a.m.

A Class D felony is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. An arrest is not an indication of guilt.