Authorities accuse a Warren County man of strangling his girlfriend over the weekend.
Jimmie Dale Clatterbuck appeared in Warren County General District Court on Wednesday where he stands charged with shooting in an occupied building, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, brandishing a gun, reckless handling a firearm, destruction of property, strangulation and domestic assault.
Clatterbuck, 31, of 1937 Gafia Lodge Road, Middletown, remains held without bond in Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.
Judge W. Dale Houff scheduled Clatterbuck’s next appearance in general district court for Feb. 13. Clatterbuck also is scheduled to appear today on charges in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy B.M. Hager responded to 1937 Gafia Lodge Road on Sunday for a report of an assault, according to a criminal complaint filed with Clatterbuck’s charges. Hager states he arrived and spoke to Samantha Chuppa, who told the deputy her boyfriend, Clatterbuck, assaulted her by shoving her against a tree when they were outside. They then went inside the residence where Clatterbuck strangled her, Chuppa told the deputy, according to the criminal complaint.
Clatterbuck then began firing a shotgun inside the house, the deputy states. Clatterbuck also hit Chuppa in the back with the shotgun, according to the deputy. Chuppa said Clatterbuck smashed her smart phone, the complaint states. The deputy states he saw shotgun shells in the residence along with broken windows and a hole in a kitchen wall.
Chuppa told the deputy Clatterbuck had left the residence and took the shotgun, the complaint states. Chuppa stated that Clatterbuck might have gone to Strasburg.
Authorities charged Clatterbuck in early October with appearing drunk in public on Oct. 1.He was free on a personal recognizance bond when authorities arrested him on the new charges.
A judge in Warren County Circuit Court sentenced Clatterbuck on Sept. 25 to two years in prison, with all time suspended, for each of two counts of possession of methamphetamine. The judge ordered Clatterbuck to complete two years of supervised probation. A judge in the court sentenced Clatterbuck on April 3 to two years with one year and 11 months suspended for committing one count of grand larceny of a motor vehicle.