7-18-2018 - A Wood County grand jury has issued an indictment against a Calhoun man Christian Kyle Cottrell this week.

Cottrell has been indicted on two counts of animal cruelty.

The indictment is related to throwing a 2-month-old puppy out the window of Comfort Inn.

4-4-2018 - WV State Police arrested a man late Thursday night and charged him with multiple counts related to strangulation and child abuse.

4/1/2018 - Christian Kyle Cottrell, 26 (right), of Sears Run was charged with the strangulation of his significant other and child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury to a two-year-old toddler, the son of his girlfriend.

He was also charged with DUI-2nd.

The female victim came to Grantsville to seek a domestic violence petition. Sgt. C. J. Weekley said Cottrell attacked his girlfriend, "Defendant picked her up and threw he on her bed... choking her until everything went black."

The criminal complaint says when she came to, Cottrell shoved her to the ground, "wrapped his arms around her throat until almost all her air was gone."

In the complaint, police said they identified injuries to the woman.

The two-year-old infant boy was examined by medical personnel, the child having multiple bruises, bite marks and bruises "over all areas of the body."

The strangulation charge carries a fine of not more than $2,500 or imprisoned in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more five years, or both fined and imprisoned.

Child abuse by a parent or guardian resulting in serious bodily injury, fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000 and committed to to the custody of the Division of Correction of not less than two nor more than 10 years.

He is in Central Regional Jail on $175,000 bond.

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