BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Thursday, March 16, 2023, at approximately 6:45 AM, officers responded to Ronceverte Street in Bluefield for a distraught female having called 911 stating she was going to hang herself.
According to a criminal complaint, upon arrival officers were walking around the residence looking for a door, and when walking past a window a male was heard inside yelling, officers then observed a female standing on the couch, with a cord around her neck and tied to the ceiling.
The male then yelled to officers that he could not get her to come down. Upon locating a door to get inside, officers entered and made their way toward the female and male.
Officers then grabbed hold of the female, who had an extension cord tightened around her neck to prevent her from falling or stepping off the couch. The cord was removed from around her neck, and officers helped her down to set on the couch.
The complaint states that the female was obviously upset and she was crying and told officers that she had had enough of the abuse. Officers also observed redness to the right cheek and eye area of the female and an abrasion on her eyelid.
EMS then transported the female to a nearby hospital for evaluation. The male subject was also identified as Farron Vanaller, the boyfriend of the female victim. This officer then went to the hospital and followed up with the victim.
She stated to police that Vanaller is constantly abusive to her both verbally and physically.
The victim stated that during the evening of March 15, Vanaller had cut the palm of her hand with a box cutter knife and left a laceration.
The victim also stated that this incident in particular started after she tripped and fell and accidentally knocked a hole in the drywall which in turn made Vanaller angry.
After speaking with the victim, police went back to the residence and placed Vanaller under arrest for Domestic Battery. Valler was then transported to the Bluefield Police Department.
Vanaller with Domestic Battery 2nd Offense and additionally charging him for Unlawful Wounding.