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Mingo Man Arrested On Domestic Assault, Child Neglect Charges

Reported: Jan. 27, 2014 3:42 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 27, 2014 4:06 PM EST
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WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons) - A Mingo County man was arrested after troopers said he hit the mother of his child while he was holding the toddler.

Eric Jay Marcum, 38, of Williamson was charged with domestic assault and child neglect resulting in risk of injury.

Troopers said it happened Friday at the Williamson Terrace Apartments. When troopers arrived, they said, they discovered Marcum and the victim in a verbal argument, with the victim yelling for help.

The victim told troopers that Marcum became aggressive after he drank alcoholic beverages, then threw her to the ground and struck her with a closed fist, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court. The complaint also stated that Marcum was holding the couple's 2-year-old son while he forced the victim's head into the wall.

Troopers said the victim had blood on her face and a laceration under her eye. They also said that the victim's 17-year-old daughter also was present at the time of the incident.

Marcum remained in Southwestern Regional Jail Monday on a $23,000 bond.



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