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Police Catch Man They Say Beat Pastor During Burglary
Reported by: Mamie Buoy
Videographer: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Also Contributing: Katy Brown
Reported: Nov. 24, 2012 11:24 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012 11:03 AM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A Kanawha County man is behind bars accused of beating a Marmet pastor with a wooden club after the pastor caught him breaking into his home.
According to a criminal complaint, Pastor Charles Watson and his wife Nancy returned home around 2pm Friday and noticed their dog was acting unusual. Watson noticed the door leading upstairs from the basement entrance was open and went upstairs to check and make sure everything was all right. He told police that's when Charles Galloway struck him four to five times in the face with a wooden club. Watson was also hit in the arms while trying to keep Galloway from hitting him.
Watson suffered a fractured orbital socket, several lacerations to the face and head and a possible broken arm. He was taken to CAMC, but has been released.
Charleston Police arrested Galloway after a short foot pursuit. He is charged with malicious wounding, daytime burglary, fleeing on foot and obstructing. He is currently in the South Central Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.
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