FRONT ROYAL – A Warren County judge certified indictments against a man accused of choking a woman and firing a shotgun in a house in late December.

Jimmie Wade Clatterbuck, 31, of Gafia Lodge Road, Middletown, stands charged with strangulation, domestic assault, destruction of property, reckless handling of a firearm, brandishing a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon convicted of a felony within 10 years.

A judge certified Clatterbuck’s charges to a grand jury Wednesday. Clatterbuck remains held without bond at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.

A criminal complaint filed with Clatterbuck’s charging documents in Warren County Circuit Court states that Sheriff’s Office Deputy B.M. Hager responded to the Gafia Lodge Road residence for a report of an assault on Dec. 23. Hager states that a woman at the residence said Clatterbuck assaulted her by shoving her against a tree while both were outside. The woman stated that they went inside the residence and he strangled her, the complaint notes. The woman went on to tell the deputy that Clatterbuck began firing a shotgun inside the house. Clatterbuck also hit the woman on her back with the shotgun, the complaint states. Clatterbuck smashed her smartphone, the complaint adds.

The deputy saw shotgun shells in the residence and a hole in a kitchen wall, the complaint states. The deputy spoke to Clatterbuck’s probation officer who said the suspect is a convicted felon, according to the complaint. Clatterbuck was not at the residence when the deputy arrived. The woman told the deputy that Clatterbuck had left with the shotgun and could be in Strasburg.

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