A Simpson woman reported that she was assaulted at a friend's house as she was tending to his dogs.

A Simpson woman reported that she was assaulted at a friend's house as she was tending to his dogs.
Catherine Vishnesky, 49, told police that she had agreed to take care of a friend's dogs while he was away on cruise. She said she showed up at his residence at 24 River St. to let the dogs out on Sept. 3 and encountered David Dancey, 49, a homeless man whom her friend was allowing to stay with him.
Vishnesky stated that Dancey appeared to be in an intoxicated condition, and there were beer cans strewn around the residence. She said she told him that he wasn't supposed to be drinking at the residence,
She said an argument ensued, then Dancey grabbed her by the neck and punched her several times in the face and head.
When Vishnesky arrived at police headquarters to report the assault, officers observed that she had a bloody nose, her face was swollen, and there was redness around her neck area.
Officers proceeded to 24 River St., but Dancey was no longer there. However, they did find his wallet on the kitchen table and numerous medications with his name on them.
They patroled the area and located Dancey riding his bicycle, at which point they took him into custody. They placed the bicycle outside the residence of a friend of his, at his request.
The officers searched Dancey and found a baggie containing a small amount of what he described as "homemade marijuana" as well as a metal pipe with marijuana residue in it.
He told the officers that he punched Vishnesky in the face four times because she put her hands on him and in his face.
Dancey was arrested on charges of simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, and harassment.