Man charged with malicious wounding

Frederick Petty

A Woodstock man has been charged with malicious wounding in an incident that left a woman with broken bones around her face.

The defendant, Frederick Leon Petty, 22, of Lakeview Ave., is also charged with carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest. Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said Petty was arrested Friday after police from Woodstock and Strasburg, and members of the sheriff’s office, were called to his home to investigate a report of domestic assault.

“As a result of the investigation, it was reported that the accused had punched his girlfriend, who lives at the residence,” Proctor said.

Proctor said the victim, 20, was taken to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries to the nose, left eye and lip and unspecified facial fractures.

Proctor said a search warrant later executed at Petty’s residence led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia, a gun and ammunition. Proctor said law enforcement officials earlier seized a pair of brass knuckles and what they suspect to be seven grams of cocaine that were concealed in Petty’s clothing at the time of his arrest.

Proctor said that alcohol was a factor in the case, and that Petty initially refused to be detained.

“He refused verbal commands,” Proctor said. “He would not put his hands behind his back. He began to fight with two officers trying to take him into custody.”

Proctor said “it took more than two officers” to subdue Petty.

Petty was being held without bond at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.

Petty’s girlfriend obtained an emergency protective order as a result of the incident, Proctor said.

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