Police: Woman attempted to wrap vacuum cleaner cord around man’s neck

BUCKHANNON – An Upshur County woman was arrested on several charges Wednesday after allegedly breaking into a residence and attempting to wrap an electric cord from a vacuum cleaner around the neck of a male victim.

Allison Fultz, 30, of Buckhannon, was arrested for burglary, a felony; battery, a misdemeanor; two counts of destruction of property, a misdemeanor; and trespassing, a misdemeanor, according to the criminal complaint filed by investigating officer Sgt. Marshall Powers with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department in the Upshur Magistrate Clerk’s Office.

According to the report, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at approximately 5 a.m. Fultz went to the residence of Robert Price, located along Red Rock Road. The complaint says that just six hours prior, Cpl. T.A. Menendez with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State police had warned Fultz “not to [go] back” to Price’s residence.

Powers’s report alleges Fultz committed burglary when she returned to the residence in the early morning hours. The complaint says when Fultz entered the dwelling at 5 a.m., she also allegedly committed battery “by attempting to wrap an electric cord from a vacuum cleaner around the neck” of a male victim living in the residence.

The report states the male victim fought back, and during the struggle, Fultz allegedly bit the victim in the hand, injuring him. She also knocked over the victim’s television, the file says.

Fultz then left the residence and allegedly went to the residence of the victim’s son, which is also located on Red Rock Road. Powers’s report says Fultz allegedly busted the window out of a camping trailer in which the victim’s son was staying.

Bail was set at $70,000.

If convicted of burglary, Fultz faces a penalty of confinement in the state penitentiary for one to 15 years. She also faces confinement in jail for up to one year, a fine of up to $500 or both on the battery charge and each count of destruction of property. If convicted of trespassing, she could face a fine between $100 and $500, confinement in jail for up to six months or both.

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