Lynchburg man arrested for attempted murder of woman

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) - A Lynchburg man is behind bars today after police say they saw a man assaulting a woman.

Officials with the Lynchburg Police Department say they were called to a home in the 1600 block of Otey St. on Wednesday around 1:15 p.m.

The call was made in reference to a domestic assault with a knife. Once officers arrived on scene they say they saw an man assaulting a woman. They arrested Derrick Damonz Pollard, 37. He's been booked into the Blue Ridge Regional Jail. The woman was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Pollard has been charged with attempted murder, domestic violence third offense, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

Lynchburg Police are still investigating. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers 1-888-798-5900.