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Kanawha Deputies Say Man Beat His Wife, Fled From Residence With Child

Reported: Apr. 28, 2014 9:19 AM EDT
Updated: Apr. 28, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
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ALUM CREEK, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) – A man faces charges after deputies said he beat his wife and then fled from an Alum Creek area residence with his 2-year-old daughter.

James Belcher, 41, is being charged with driving under the influence with a minor in the vehicle and domestic battery, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office. He was expected to be arraigned Monday morning.

Deputies said they responded about 6:20 a.m. to Ballard Road in the Alum Creek area after a female called and reported she had been beaten by her husband, identified as Belcher. While deputies and the Kanawha County Emergency Service were responding, Belcher left the home with their 2-year-old daughter, the release said. Responding deputies saw the suspect fleeing at a high rate of speed in a blue mini-van, turned around to catch up and they discovered the van abandoned just two miles from the victim’s house. Passers-by called 911 to notify authorities, which aided in locating Belcher and his daughter quickly, as the morning temperature was in the low 50s.

The release said Belcher had taken his two year old daughter and fled into a wooded area, but quickly surrendered to deputies. Deputies said they responded quickly to the initial call, which averted a potentially dangerous outcome.

Another deputy continued his response to the victim, while paramedics treated her for minor abrasions. The victim and the child’s mother, Amanda Belcher, 30, was transported by deputies to take custody of her 2-year-old daughter.



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