A 20-year-old Elmira man faces felony assault charges after he allegedly burned his girlfriend in the face during an argument.
Police responded to a Hornby Road residence Sunday afternoon for a domestic incident that occurred earlier in the day. The 19-year-old woman told police Ali Muhammed, Junior burned her by intentionally pressing a lit cigar into her face during a verbal altercation.
Muhammed was taken into custody without incident and was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon. He was sent to Steuben County Jail.