Booked for battery and brandishing


BUCKHANNON — A local man was jailed Monday evening on charges of domestic battery and brandishing a deadly weapon that occurred on November 26. Braxton Reed, age 32, allegedly caused his wife harm by physical use of force and held her at gunpoint with children nearby, according to court documents. 

As the criminal complaint stated, the accused made physical contact by grabbing his wife and then pushed her against the wall at their residence on Three Lick Road. This reportedly left a bruise on the victim’s arm. The report said Reed then allegedly pointed a handgun at his wife while children were nearby, and two juveniles witnessed the incident.

Reed was booked Monday night at Tygart Valley Regional Jail. If found guilty, possible penalties include imprisonment for not more than 12 months and/or fined not more than $500 for domestic battery; and jailed not less than 90 days, nor more than one year and/or fined not less than $50, nor more than $1,000 for brandishing a deadly weapon. Bond was set in the amount of $25,000 by Magistrate Mike Coffman. Reed is to have no direct physical or verbal contact with his wife and is to comply with random drug/alcohol testing upon release. 

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