Two men and a Somerset County Sheriff’s Office deputy were taken to the hospital early Saturday after police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Garfield Street in Madison, according to the sheriff’s office.

One of the injured men, Matthew Allen Dennis, 26, of Madison, is charged with domestic violence assault, assault, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and obstructing government administration.

When police arrived around 3 a.m. Saturday at the Garfield Street home, they found Dennis bleeding and broken glass around the home, said Cpl. David Cole, of the sheriff’s office.

“He refused to let the deputy in or allow him to investigate the disturbance that was happening,” Cole said. Dennis, who had been injured in a dispute with another man at the residence, also assaulted the deputy by spitting on him, then resisted arrest, Cole said.

Dennis, the other man in the dispute and the deputy all were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Cole said. He said he was unsure what the fight between Dennis and the other man at the residence was about, but he said police have visited the home before because of similar arguments.

No other arrests resulted from the disturbance, police said.

Rachel Ohm — 612-2368

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