FRONT ROYAL - A town man on Wednesday was charged with felony counts for crimes allegedly committed during two domestic violence incidents on the same day, according to a criminal complaint by detective Landin Waller, of the Front Royal Police Department.
Antonio Terrell Murray, 30, was charged with felony counts of object sexual penetration, strangulation and abduction by force. He was also charged on misdemeanor counts of violating a protective order and assault.
Waller states in the complaint that police responded to a domestic violence incident at the Handy-Mart, 202 S. Commerce Ave., at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.
He states Murray confronted a woman there regarding text messages she had sent to another male.
A criminal complaint by Front Royal police officer Travis Lehman states that the woman had a protective order against Murray that was due to expire the following day.
Waller states that he was able to confirm through video surveillance footage that Murray “became upset, grabbed (the woman's) neck with his hand, squeezed and shoved her and held her against a wall while temporarily depriving her of oxygen.”
Murray then fled the scene on foot before police arrived, Waller states.
Waller states that later that day police officers responded to the woman's residence regarding a report of a domestic dispute. The woman told police that Murray “startled her by appearing next to her while she was in the kitchen cooking,” according to the complaint.
The complaint states that Murray then “took her phone from her hand” and proceeded to become “upset and grabbed her by the neck and deprived her of oxygen.” Waller states that Murray then sexually assaulted her.
Murray is being held without bond at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail and is due in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court at 9:45 a.m. May 9.