A 53-year-old woman was sent to hospital early Sunday morning after an alleged serious domestic dispute in Middle Arm.
A 60-year-old Corner Brook man has been arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm; he is currently in police custody in Corner Brook.
RCMP Const. Jason Derry said the woman's injuries went beyond the domestic assaults the police see.
"This is pretty remarkable," he said.
After the incident Saturday night in Middle Arm, the woman went to her parents' house, and was in turn taken to the Baie Verte regional hospital with "pretty significant facial head trauma, neck trauma," according to Derry.
The injuries were sufficiently severe enough the woman then had to be transported from Baie Verte to the hospital in Grand Falls-Windsor, which has better diagnostic imaging equipment.
"After the assault, (the man) sort of scurried back to Corner Brook under the cover of night," Derry said, at which point local RNC officers arrested him.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor.
It was an all around busy weekend for police, especially in the Trinity Conception RCMP district. They received more than 60 calls in two days.
A man and a woman were arrested Friday when the police found them with "a significant amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia."
Two young men were arrested for causing a disturbance in separate instances.
A car was stolen in Brigus, then recovered by police.
In other incidents, officers also laid charges for drunk driving, mischief, breach of probation and assault.
Also Saturday, a man accused of assaulting, threatening and illegally confining a woman in the St. John's area in July became enraged when the charges were read in provincial court.
Brian Joseph Crocker, 46, rose while listening to the charges read by Judge Patrick Kennedy and started shouting at the alleged victim, who was in the courtroom.
"Wait 'til I gets out," he shouted. "What are you doing to me?"
He then told the judge "You might as well hang me anyway."
Kennedy warned him that he could be charged for his conduct in the courtroom, but as he was escorted out he shouted at the woman once more.
"Sentence me and hurry up I gets out," he yelled, glaring at her.
Crocker was held for a bail hearing today.