Elkins man charged with domestic battery

ELKINS – An Elkins man already housed at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a felony malicious assault charge is now facing another felony charge.

Jeremy David Harris, 35, was charged with domestic battery third offense Wednesday. Bond was set at $10,000 cash only by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon.

According to the criminal complaint, Trooper C.E. Elliot of the West Virginia State Police was investigating an “unrelated vehicle accident at the High Life Lounge located in the Big Lots parking lot in Elkins” on June 28.

During his investigation, Elliot observed a “small laceration to the alleged victim’s face as well as a large amount of swelling to the victim’s left zygomatic bone area.”

The alleged victim told police “her husband, Jeremy Harris, had struck her while she was working at the High Life Lounge a few nights prior to the vehicle accident,” and that “she was not wishing to pursue criminal charges at this time,” according to the complaint.

Elliot was later provided with a video taken from inside the High Life Lounge that showed the incident take place. In the video Harris can be seen “striking the victim multiple times,” the complaint states.

Upon conducting a criminal history search, Elliot learned Harris had been convicted of domestic battery third offense and of domestic battery second offense on Feb. 17, 2005, police said.

Harris was charged with one count of malicious assault earlier this month after a brawl involving a baseball bat. Also charged in the incident was Delmas Summerfield, Jr., 44, of Elkins, who is facing one felony count of malicious assault and one felony count of failure to meet an obligation to pay support to a minor.