Paul Coltan Swords, 20 of Rome, was arrested Friday after he was accused of attacking a woman at a home on Alabama Highway.

Reports stated that Swords hit the woman in the face and head with his hands. The victim added that the suspect proceeded to grab her by the neck and hold her down.

Two children, ages 5 and 2, witnessed the attack.

Swords is charged with battery and two counts of cruelty to children.