Man faces second offense domestic battery

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man who allegedly tried to choke his wife when she woke him up and asked him to go swimming was arrested for second offense domestic battery.
Roger Dean Dowler, 24, of Buckhannon, allegedly flipped out and became very angry when the victim asked him if he was going swimming with her and the kids on Saturday, July 22, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office.
Dowler told the victim that she had asked that question too many times and allegedly put his fist in the wall. When the victim said she was calling 911, Dowler allegedly grabbed her by her hair and swung her around, slamming her to the floor. When Cpl. B.K. Wright arrived on scene, the victim told him she was having a hard time breathing.
She also told Wright that Dowler allegedly threw a gallon of milk and cup of coffee in the kitchen before he left.
The victim had an abrasion near the middle of her back.
Dowler has a prior conviction for domestic battery from November 2015. Magistrate Roger Clem set bond at $35,000 and ordered him to have no contact with the victim.
If convicted of the misdemeanor, Dowler faces 60 days to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.

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