A Mercer County woman was arrested on the evening of Friday, Feb. 8 after an alleged domestic assault. Rose Marie Cardwell, 30, of Princeton, has been charged with domestic assault and domestic battery.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on the date in question, West Virginia State Troopers responded to a Princeton residence to investigate reports of a domestic assault in progress. Once they arrived on the scene, troopers were able to speak with the victim.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim advised the troopers that Rose Marie Cardwell had attempted to light a bag of trash on fire inside of the residence before striking him in the face with a closed fist.
Cardwell, who was allegedly “extremely intoxicated,” was placed under arrest and transported to the Princeton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police for processing. Once there, Cardwell allegedly informed the troopers that she was pregnant. Troopers then administered a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) on which Cardwell allegedly blew a 0.165, 0.085% above the legal limit for intoxication. Cardwell was then placed into a holding cell, where she is reported to have repeatedly banged her head into the wall, resulting in damage to the wall.
The complaint also states that troopers had responded to the same address the day prior on reports that Cardwell had allegedly cut her own wrists.