Man violates bond with continued stalking, battery


BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man remains jailed after he allegedly persisted in stalking a local woman while on bond for domestic battery.

Joseph Patrick Bross III, age 42, was arrested late Wednesday night when Lt. Doug Loudin of the Buckhannon Police Department responded to a stalking complaint at a South Florida Street residence.

Already on bond for a previous charge of domestic battery, Bross reportedly knew he was prohibited from making any further contact with the victim. According to court documents, the woman summonsed help when Bross slid a note under her kitchen door Wednesday night. The victim told Lt. Loudin that the accused had come to her home on numerous occasions pounding on the door and threatening to kick it in while saying he would kill her and her children before police could arrive.

While there, the officer was also alerted to another incident that allegedly occurred on March 13. The victim said Bross had squeezed her head and then picked her up and threw her across the room into a heater, resulting in a laceration to her back and causing her to lose her breath. She did not report the assault at the time, as the criminal complaint said the victim was fearful for her own safety, as well as the safety of her children.

Magistrate Alan Suder set a cash only bond in the amount of $10,000 for the three misdemeanor charges of stalking, domestic battery and violation of bond. Bross remains at Tygart Valley Regional Jail and is prohibited from any direct or indirect contact with the victim.

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