Riverton man arrested after allegedly smashing a woman’s head against a windshield

(Riverton, Wyo.) – 33-year-old Melvin John Jr. of Riverton was arrested early Sunday morning at a residence on Snowberry Lane for Domestic Violence Battery and Battery, Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee reports.

Deputies were called to the home at 6:30 a.m. for a report of a male subject that had been stabbed. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted two men and two women outside the residence, no one had been stabbed.

“An investigation revealed the four adults had been drinking all night and all morning,” Lee said. “John Jr. is alleged to have attacked his female acquaintance, smashing her head against the windshield of a vehicle. The other male intervened and was able to stop John Jr.’s attack on the female. John Jr. is alleged to have also hit the male subject and was charged with battery against him as well. Both charges are misdemeanors.”