FAIRMONT —A 37-year-old Mannington man is accused of kicking, punching, head butting and choking a woman in front of four children Sept. 18 in Mannington, according to a criminal complaint.

Donald Lee Carnes Jr. of 801 Holly Ave., Mannington, is charged with felony malicious wounding in the incident. Court records show he is in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $100,012 bail.

According to the complaint, a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call Sept. 18 for a domestic situation at Carnes’ address in Mannington. When the deputy arrived, he spoke with the victim, who stated that while she was laying in bed with her youngest child, who is four years old, Carnes came into the room and started yelling at her.

While yelling, Carnes threw the victim on the bed and started kicking her several times, according to the court papers. As the victim tried to leave the room, Carnes then started pulling her hair and started punching her in the face several times with a closed fist.

During the struggle, Carnes head butted the victim, causing a large laceration, swelling and bruising above her right eye. The complaint states that once the laceration started bleeding, the victim tried yelling and began crying.

When she tried to leave the home again, police said, Carnes choked her and covered her mouth to keep her from yelling.

According to the court papers, Carnes tried to rub all of the blood off the victim’s head “in a rough and aggressive manner” while holding her down.

“This was all done in front of four children,” the complaint states.

Eric Hrin can be reached at 304-367-2549, or ehrin@timeswv.com.

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