(WHAS11) -- A Louisville man is accused of brutally assaulting an ex-girlfriend.
De'andre Swain faces a long list of charges including assault, terroristic threatening and violating a protective order.
Police say in January, Swain broke into the woman's home and threatened to kill her, saying if he couldn't have her no one could.
Police say he dragged the woman down the street and hit her in the head several times with a hammer. She suffered a fractured skull and needed several stitches.