WSS Man Charged With Domestic Battery

A Greenbrier County man was arrested on the evening of Sunday, May 2 after allegedly assaulting his mother in her home. Baxter Alexander Leech, 35, of White Sulphur Springs has been charged with domestic battery, and one-count of obstructing an officer.

According to the victim’s statement, Leech arrived at the victim’s home in possession of a bottle of alcohol. When the victim advised Leech that she did not permit alcohol in her home, Leech allegedly became violent, and headbutted the victim in the mouth. The victim then instructed a minor who was present at the time to contact law enforcement. The victim further stated that Leech head butted her a second time, causing damage to her mouth, before leaving the house and walking away up Big Draft Road.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., officers with the White Sulphur Springs Police Department were dispatched to the scene. According to the criminal complaint, officers successfully located Leech shirtless on Big Draft Road.

The complaint further states that Leech was uncooperative with officers, and needed to be struck twice with a taser before he would comply with instructions, and allow officers to place him under arrest.

Baxter Alexander Leech is currently being held at Southern Regional Jail on a $5,000 cash-bond or surety.


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