TROUTMAN, N.C. -- An Iredell County man is behind bars with no bond, accused of domestic violence crimes.

On Monday, September 16, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic assault.

The victim told authorities she'd been choked and assaulted by 24-year-old Cody Durand Mounts. Officials say the victim had bruising and swelling around her eyes and nose, and also had redness and marks on her upper arms.

Warrants were secured for Mounts, who was found hiding in his home in the 100 block of Dorchester Lane in Troutman, officials say. He was booked in to the Iredell County Detention Center under no bond.

A Domestic Violence Protection Order was served upon Mounts while in custody.

The detective assigned to the case learned Mounts had been phoning the victim from the Iredell County Detention Center. The detective pulled all of the calls from the Detention Center, and upon listening to them, authorities say Mounts confessed to various crimes during his conversations with the victim.

Based on that evidence, detectives charged Mounts with assault by strangulation and three counts of domestic violence protection order violation, one count for each of the three phone calls he made to the victim from the detention center.

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