El Centro police have opted to seek charges of assault with a deadly weapon rather than attempted murder against a man who allegedly struck a woman with an ax handle earlier this week.
On Tuesday police arrested Marvin Beck, 59, of El Centro and booked him into county jail on suspicion of attempted murder.
At the time police had reports that Beck had reportedly hit a woman, Lisa Montañez, 39, on the head with a coat hanger.
Based on the arrest on allegations of attempted murder, Beck was held with his bail set at $100,000.
El Centro police Lt. Paul Longoria said investigators will seek charges against Beck through the District Attorney's Office, but he said the matter will be treated as an alleged assault with a deadly weapon.