Fayette County Man Arrested For Strangling A Woman With 7 Month Old Baby Inside

DEEPWATER, WV (WOAY) – One man is in jail after he strangled a woman and destroyed a home with a 7-month-old baby inside.

On Monday, August 27, 2018, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a home after 911 calls were made several times but disconnected.

The victim told police that Chad Bragg had been arguing with her all day.  She went and picked him up so they could talk  They went into her bedroom and Bragg started pouring water on her and held her down forcibly kissing her numerous times.  Mr. Bragg began tearing up the bedroom.  Deputies found a broken tv in the floor and chest of drawers on its side.  Bragg picked the victim p and choked her from behind and she attempted to gouge his eyes.  Mr. Bragg bit the victim’s right thumb.

Police observed marks on her left arm, left eye, left side of the neck, right arm, right thumb, and right foot.

Bragg is charged with strangulation and domestic battery. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 10,000 dollar bond.

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