Fayette County Man Arrested For Domestic Battery

ANSTED, WV (WOAY) – A Fayette County man is in jail after getting into a dispute with a woman, which led the man to try and drag the victim through a hole in the door.

According to court documents, Eric Lanham, of Ansted, got into a verbal dispute with a woman, which turned into a shoving match.  The victim told deputies that Eric attempted to take the victims phone from her by twisting her hands and fingers.  When the victim screamed “get off of me”, Eric then covered her mouth and nose to keep her quiet.

The victim went upstairs to get away but Eric followed her.  Eric broke the bedroom door and tried to pull and drag the victim through the hole in the door.  The victim bit him on the arm and called police.

Lanham is charged with domestic battery and is being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 2,500 dollar bond.

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