TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say charges have been filed against a man accused of pouring hot grease on his girlfriend while she was asleep.

Tuscaloosa County police Lt. Kip Hart says the 39-year-old woman is being treated at the UAB Hospital in Birmingham and is expected to survive.

Hart says 40-year-old Dwayne McGraw was cooking as the woman slept on a couch Sunday. Police haven’t disclosed a motive in the case but Hart says investigators don’t believe the assault was premeditated.

Authorities say McGraw has been charged with assault and bond was set at $60,000. A judge revoked McGraw’s probation on prior drug charges and he’s being held without bond for those offenses.

Police say McGraw was hiding in a vacant house and was arrested Monday. It’s unclear if McGraw has an attorney.

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