A Chester VT man is facing multiple charges after he assaulted a female and then fled with an axe. Chester Police say the incident happened just after 10:30 pm on Friday. Shortly after arriving at the scene at Highland Court officers say they received a report that a man was at the Jiffy Mart with an ax who then fled into the woods. Officers eventually located James McCool who was taken into custody after resisting arrest. McCool was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail. He will appear in Windsor Criminal Court Monday to answer the charges of Domestic Assault, Resisting Arrest , Violations of Conditions of Release, Unlawful Mischief, Operation without Owners Consent, Criminal Threatening, Disorderly Conduct, and Offense Committed within the Presence of a Child.