ROCKLAND — A Rockland man was arrested Tuesday, accused of assaulting a woman and then damaging her vehicle.

Judge John Martin ordered Jason Whalen, 44, held without bail on a motion by the district attorney’s office to revoke his bail on prior charges.

Whalen was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 6 by Rockland police and charged with Class C felony domestic violence assault; a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief; and three counts of violation of conditions of release.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m., Sgt. Scott Redmun and Officer Jordan Jandreau responded to a report of a domestic assault outside a residence on Broadway. A witness reported that Whalen had pushed a woman against a vehicle, had struck the woman twice, and then was beating on the vehicle she was in and screaming at her, according to an affidavit filed in the Knox County court by Rockland police.

Officers arrived and the victim was not cooperative nor was a friend who was with the woman. Whalen denied striking the victim and said he did not damage the vehicle.

The officers, however, noticed dents on the minivan. Officer Jandreau had also observed Whalen on the hood of the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Whalen had been free on bail after being charged in March for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He has since been charged twice with operating after suspension and violating conditions of release.