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BREAKING NEWS: Man charged in domestic dispute

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Staunton man has been formally charged for his alleged involvement in a domestic dispute Sunday night.

The Clay County Prosecutor's Office filed formal charges against Amos J. Hellman, 31, late Monday.

Hellman was charged with a class C felony charge of battery resulting in bodily injury and five class D felony charges of domestic battery, strangulation, criminal confinement, intimidation and criminal recklessness resulting in severe bodily injury.

According to court documents, as officers of the Clay County Sheriff's Department investigated a verbal argument they discovered Hellman had allegedly beaten and strangled an unidentified victim with his hands, fists and apparently a hammer.

Officials confirmed the incident took place within "sight or hearing" of two juveniles under the age of 16.

Because Hellman allegedly has issued ongoing threats of violence if the victim reported any of the prior incidents, officials said they believe the abuse has occurred before.

If convicted of all charges, Hellman faces up to a maximum of 23 years imprisonment and the potential of $10,000 for each of the six charges.

Hellman is expected to formally appear before Judge Blaine Akers in Clay Superior Court by video conferencing sometime Wednesday per court scheduling. He is being held in the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000 cash bond with no 10 percent allowable.

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