LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--18-year-old Michael Hillard appeared in court accused of violently attacking his 16-year-old girlfriend after arguing over Facebook messages.

The arrest report describes how Hillard grabbed the girl from her hair, dragged her across the floor, beat her and attempted to strangle her, while she was watching over an 8-year-old.

Police say it was that child who called 911 for help.

Hillard is charged with domestic violence assault and wanton endangerment, with a bond of $10,000.