Wyoming County man charged with child abuse resulting in injury

Roger Dean Pritt

OCEANA, WV (WOAY) – A Wyoming County man is is in jail and charged with child abuse resulting in injury.

According to court documents, Wyoming County Deputies responded to a domestic call.  When they arrived, a man and a child had got into an argument about who was at the residence. The witness says that Roger Pritt grabbed the son by the throat and choked him, then picked him up by the neck and slammed him down and started whipping him.

Deputies observed marks red marks around the son’s neck.   Pritt was later found during a traffic stop and was placed under arrest.

Pritt is charged with child abuse resulting in injury and strangulation.  He is currently in Southern Regional Jail under a 20,000 dollar bond.

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