Officers were sent to the 100 block of West Franklin Street Monday night. The victim says she woke up to Mark Cates hitting her repeatedly with the pipe.
The woman says Cates was hitting her in her back and legs, but she did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
Investigators say they found Cates on the ground outside the home, intoxicated. He's being held without bond in the Vanderbrugh County Jail, facing charges of public intoxication and battery with a deadly weapon.