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Man indicted on gun, strangulation charges

Jason Elwood Ludwig (Buy photo)

By Joe Beck

A Shenandoah County grand jury has indicted a 32-year-old Edinburg man on a charge of causing injury by strangulation and several other counts stemming from a dispute involving a woman who described him in court documents as the father of her child.

Jason Elwood Ludwig, 32, of 23486 Senedo Road, is also facing charges of written extortion, pointing or brandishing a firearm and assault and battery on a family member.

A criminal complaint written by Shenandoah County sheriff's deputy K. A. Stroop states that Megan Alyse Church of Woodstock reported that Ludwig was sent her text messages on Aug. 23 calling her names.

"She attempted to call Jason, and he would not answer," Stroop wrote. "He then sent her another text that said, 'I'll put my pistol in ur face and use it. If I dnt, there's 2 here that will. See u at 9:30."

Another text message from Ludwig warned Church that, "I'll hide ur body where it'll b years before they know," the complaint states.

Church went to Ludwig's residence to check on her daughter, according to the complaint. She entered the residence and found Ludwig who had laid his handgun on a table and told her to leave, according to the complaint.

The complaint states that Ludwig threw a cigarette at Church that left a burn mark on her left check.

"He then put his hand around her neck while holding the gun in the other hand," the complaint states. "While holding his hand around her neck, he led her into the kitchen, and she blacked out. When she came to, he was standing over her with the gun in her face. He pushed the gun to her head, causing the cut above her right eyebrow. He then cocked the gun."

The complaint states that Church got to her feet with her back against the door, unlocked it, cracked it open and ran away before Ludwig realized what she was doing.

Ludwig is free on $5,000 secured bond, according to court records. His next court appearance is 9 a.m. on Jan. 15.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com

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