KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

A Kingsport man is facing charges after police say he assaulted an officer who was arresting him.

Charles Samples was initially accused of vandalizing his ex-wife's vehicle when she refused to allow him to take their daughter for the weekend.

Samples was later arrested at another house. Police say as officers were leading him out, he attacked the officer with his head, causing serious facial wounds.

The officer recovered; Samples is now facing domestic violence and assault charges, along with several other offenses.