2017-08-16 / Front Page

Woman charged with domestic battery, obstructing officer

A Berkeley Springs woman was arrested last Thursday, August 10 and charged with battery and obstructing an officer following a fight at her residence.

Phyllisity L. Weaver, 44, of Myers Road is accused of striking the male victim repeatedly with her fists and a meat mallet, and biting his genitals during an altercation at their residence.

According to a complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court, police were called to the Weaver residence at 2 p.m. last Thurday for a fight.

When deputies from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene, they found blood on Weaver but no signs of injury to her.

Outside, officers located the victim who was bleeding from his ear and forehead. He also had multiple bruises on his face, said Lt. Seth Place.

The victim alleged that he arrived home to find Weaver and another male subject at an outdoor picnic table with bottles of alcohol. The victim told police that Weaver wrapped a shirt around his neck and dragged him inside the residence, where she struck him in the head and face, in his buttocks and bit him.

Lt. Place placed Weaver under arrest for domestic battery, third offense, a felony. She allegedly actively resisted being handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, the complaint said. Weaver is accused of kicking Lt. Place in the groin and spitting in his face as he took her into custody.

Weaver was previously convicted of domestic battery in February and July of 2015.

Weaver was also charged with battery of an officer and obstructing an officer, both misdemeanors.

Weaver is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond.

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