By Joe Beck
Shenandoah County authorities charged a Strasburg man with malicious wounding in a case stemming from a domestic dispute with a woman in the 8000 block of Middle Road on May 27.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Kevin Kay Looney, 47, after being dispatched to the residence around 1 a.m. in response to a report of an assault on a 44-year-old woman.
Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office said deputies were told Looney and the victim were in a relationship.
"He had struck the victim in the head with a pipe," Proctor said, adding the victim was taken by ambulance to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
Proctor said authorities obtained a warrant for Looney's arrest on May 28. Looney later appeared at the jail, turned himself in and was held without bond, Proctor said.
Proctor said an emergency protective order issued since the arrest requires Looney to stay away from the victim.
Looney is scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on June 19.
Looney pleaded guilty in Shenandoah County General District Court in early May to a charge of disorderly conduct. He was fined $200, according to online state court records. Another charge of profane language over a public airway was dropped by the prosecution.
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