Woman accused in knife incident
ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly cutting a man’s neck during an altercation.
Brittany Jade Bradley, 28, of Mill Creek, is charged with one felony count of malicious assault. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate George M. “Mike” Riggleman.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, at approximately 11:06 p.m. on Thursday, Senior Patrolman T.C. Bennett and Patrolman 1st Class T.H. Foster, both of the Elkins Police Department, were dispatched to Buffalo Street in Elkins regarding a man being stabbed by a woman.
While en route to the scene, Bennett was advised the alleged victim had been transported to Davis Medical Center in a personal vehicle, police said. Once on scene, officers observed Bradley sitting in a chair behind the Lost Treasures Thrift Shop and a man standing in the roadway.
The male said Bradley and the alleged victim were arguing and Bradley pulled out a knife and cut him on the neck, the complaint states. The man showed officers a red folding knife that was sitting in a bowl in the roadway and said he had placed it there until police arrived.
Bennett then spoke with Bradley, who said she was arguing with the alleged victim, pulled out her knife and held it to his throat. She added that the alleged victim moved and the knife cut his neck, according to the complaint.
Bradley was placed into custody and transported to EPD. Officers attempted to take a statement from her at the department but she was unable to complete an interview due to “appearing to be impaired” and being “unable to provide a coherent statement,” police said.
Cpl. D.R. Wolford and Senior Trooper D.T. Stallings, both of the West Virginia State Police, traveled to Davis Medical Center to obtain photographs of the injuries sustained by the alleged victim. At 12:02 a.m. Friday, Wolford and Stallings provided the photographs to Bennett. Bennett notes in the report there was a “minor laceration” to the alleged victim’s neck.
Statements were provided by the alleged victim and a female individual who also was with him at the time of the incident. The alleged victim said he had been arguing with Bradley and he told her he was going to “take her back to Greenbrier County where her mother and grandmother live.”
He added he was on the phone with his son at that time, felt something go across his neck and “knew it was a knife,” the complaint states.
The alleged victim said after he was cut, Bradley turned toward the female with the knife. The female opened the door and Bradley fell out of the vehicle they were in, according to the complaint.
The female’s statement said she, the alleged victim and Bradley were in a vehicle together at the location. She said the alleged victim was driving, she was the front passenger and Bradley was in the rear of the vehicle.
She added she heard the alleged victim shout “She cut me. She cut me,” and turned to see Bradley waving the knife. At that time she opened the door and Bradley fell out of the vehicle, according to her statement.
The female said Bradley stood in the road with a “crazy look in her eye.” She added she then took the alleged victim to seek medical attention, the complaint states.
If convicted, Bradley could be sentenced to not less than two nor more than 10 years in the state penitentiary.