A Monroe County man is facing a charge of simple assault.

State police at Fern Ridge said Jesse Aviles, 25, of 1786 Route 209, in Chestnuthill Township, is charged with punching a 25-year-old female in the face during a verbal altercation. The incident occurred about 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at his residence.

Aviles was arrested and placed in the county prison in Snydersville pending arraignment.