51-year-old Desmond Leon Smith of 2nd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before nine o'clock Saturday night (February 23) for felony habitual misdemeanor assault. He was arrested in connection to a domestic assault that was reported to Police on Saturday. Smith was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (February 25) in Newton.