HINTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man is in jail after fighting a scarecrow and striking a woman in the face with a closed fist.
According to the Summers County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at around 1:30 pm, deputies responded to a call at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Summers Street about a man fighting a scarecrow.
While responding to the call, a deputy observed the male, Shawn Anderson, strike a female victim in the face with a closed fist. The deputy noticed that Anderson was acting very strange and possibly under the influence of a controlled substance.
Anderson was then transported to the Sheriff’s Department, where he was found to have a pair of gloves and a scarf, which were on the scarecrow. The estimated value of the items was approximately 15 dollars. The City of Hinton owned the scarecrow.
Two witnesses told deputies that they saw Anderson strike the female victim. The victim did suffer multiple injuries to her face; she received a laceration to her left cheek, which was bleeding. She also had a large knot on the right side of her forehead. The victim is currently being treated in Bluefield, Virginia, for a possible facial fracture and concussion.
Anderson is charged with petit larceny and unlawful wounding. He is currently in Southern Regional Jail under a 12,500 dollar bond.