BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man was jailed Saturday morning following an incident last year in which he allegedly attacked and strangled another man downtown.
Brock Allen Hyre, 31, of Buckhannon, reportedly attacked the victim in a parking lot off of North Spring St. on October 17, 2020. According to the criminal complaint, Hyre shoved the victim against a brick wall, causing him to hit his head and fall to the ground. The defendant then wrapped his arms around the victim’s neck in “headlock fashion” and began pulling upwards, reportedly causing restricted airflow and brief unconsciousness.
When the victim regained consciousness, Hyre reportedly struck the victim in the head again as he tried to stand up, causing him to fall to the ground once more. Once on the ground, the defendant allegedly kicked the victim in the head before grabbing his keys and throwing them across the parking lot. According to court documents, Hyre fled the scene following the attack.
EMS was requested to respond to the scene of the attack to examine the victim, who reportedly complained of a headache and chest pain. As stated in the complaint, the victim also had visible scratches on his throat, a bloody scratch on his right ear, dried blood in his nostrils and scrapes on both of his forearms. The victim allegedly refused to be transported to the hospital.
Hyre is now facing criminal charges for the felony offense of strangulation. If convicted, the defendant faces 1-5 years in a state correctional facility and/or a fine up to $2,500. He is currently detained at Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash only bond set by Upshur County Magistrate Mark Davis.