A woman died Jan. 5 after she was allegedly assaulted by a man in her home, but the cause of death is awaiting the results of an autopsy.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Det. Daniel Schneider said James Elvis Pressley has been charged with aggravated assault after he reportedly pushed Angela Pressley to the floor during an argument and she hit her head against the foot of a chair and went unconscious.

James Pressley told officers he picked Angela Pressley up and carried her to a couch, then went to his parents house to call 911. He said when he returned to the house, Angela Pressley was dead.

Schneider said he is awaiting the results of the autopsy to see if any other charges should be filed against Pressley, 53, Bethlehem Road, Madisonville.

Schneider didn’t say what the relationship was between the couple.

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