WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Court records show a female relative of an Alabama mayor jailed on a domestic violence charge asked a court for protection claiming he choked and threatened to kill her.

The woman filed the request in Elmore County on Tuesday following Tallassee Mayor John Randal Hammock’s arrest over the weekend. He’s jailed on a charge of domestic violence with strangulation in Baldwin County.

A judge granted the woman’s request without a hearing, ordering Hammock not to contact the person.

Hammock was elected to his second term as mayor of the central Alabama town in 2020. He’s campaigning as a Republican for a seat on the utility-regulating Alabama Public Service Commission.