By Joe Beck -- firstname.lastname@example.org
A 21-year-old Front Royal man faces two counts of malicious wounding of a mother and her 10-year-old son in a Jan. 11 domestic violence case.
Gregory Michael Anderson of 1492 Linden St. was also indicted Monday in Warren County Circuit Court on a charge of assault and battery on the woman's 3-year-old daughter. He is also charged with damaging a telephone in an effort to halt a 911 call to police.
The criminal complaint against Anderson by Front Royal police officer Donald Orye states that Orye was called to Anderson's home on Jan. 12 to investigate a report of domestic violence. Anderson was arrested and police continued their investigation a day later by interviewing Teresa Anderson, the mother of the two children.
Anderson told police that Gregory Anderson said, "I am going to kill you and your kids" while he was top of her and hitting her, according to the complaint.
The complaint states she was taken to a hospital where she was told some bones in her face may have been broken.
The complaint states that Gregory Anderson "went after" Teresa Anderson's 10-year-old son during the same incident. At the same time, he picked up Anderson's 3-year-old daughter and threw her against the wall twice, according to the complaint.
The complaint states that Gregory Anderson chased the son outside as he tried to call 911 and report that his mother had been attacked. Gregory Anderson told him not to call the police, caught up to him, choked him, threw him to the ground and hit him twice, the complaint states.
The son managed to dial 911, but Anderson took the phone from the boy's hand and disconnected the call for emergency help, according to the complaint.
The complaint also states Teresa Anderson told police that her son suffered a cut on the back of his skull and a possible concussion.
Gregory Anderson was held without bail following the issuance of the indictments.