A 32-year-old Pasco man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman with whom he was ordered not to have any contact.
Juan Gabriel Ramirez made a preliminary appearance in Franklin County Superior Court on Thursday, where Judge Craig Matheson ordered him held for investigation of domestic violence assault.
Matheson set bail at $10,000 and told Ramirez that prosecutors have until Tuesday to file charges against him.
Ramirez, who said he is a full-time student at Columbia Basin College, said if he has to stay in jail, he can't go to school.
He also said he didn't do anything wrong and was contacted by the person he was supposed to stay away from.
He asked when he could "tell the truth about what happened that day."
"That's called a trial," Matheson said.
Pasco police arrested Ramirez around 5 p.m. Wednesday after officers got a call about a domestic dispute inside a car at the college.
Ramirez and the woman were in the car, and officers determined he slapped her and threw a plate of food into her lap while they were arguing, court documents said.
Ramirez has a misdemeanor assault conviction from December involving the same woman and a no contact order was filed in that case, said Deputy Prosecutor Tim Dickerson.