Woman arrested for domestic battery after allegedly striking relative with a rolling pin

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon woman was arrested for allegedly threatening to hit one relative with a large club and striking a second relative with a rolling pin on the same day.2

Crystal Grey, 43, was arrested for one count of third-offense domestic assault and one count of third-offense domestic battery, both felonies. The charges allegedly stem from two separate incidents.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s Office filed by investigating officer Deputy T.R. Collins with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, March 15, Collins went to Bexley Lane to assist Chief Deputy Mike Coffman with an active domestic incident.

While there, the female victim said Grey threatened her and had been “causing a disturbance all day,” the police report states. Grey allegedly kicked in a door frame and busted the frame.

The victim was upstairs when Grey approached her and allegedly threatened to hit her with a large club. Grey was allegedly close enough to use the club and cause bodily harm and she told the victim she would kill her, according to the file.

Grey has three previous convictions of domestic violence charges with dates of Nov. 18, 2003; Oct. 5, 2010; and Nov. 2, 2021, the complaint says.

According to a second criminal complaint in the magistrate clerk’s office filed by investigating officer Sgt. Theron Caynor with the sheriff’s office, on the same day, March 15, 2022, Caynor responded to a 911 call at the same residence on Bexley Lane. Grey was on the back porch speaking to officers.

Caynor spoke to a separate male victim inside the residence. The victim said Grey had a wooden rolling pin and was allegedly striking the washing machine and then struck him in the head. According to the report, when officers arrived at the house, a broken rolling pin was found behind the bedroom door on the floor and the handle was found by the washing machine.

The victim had a bleeding cut above his right ear in his hairline, the police report says.

Upshur County Magistrate Alan Suder set bail at $20,000 cash or surety in total — $10,000 per offense. As of Thursday, Grey remained incarcerated in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, according to the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Authority website.

The penalty for a conviction of either domestic assault third offense or domestic battery third offense is confinement in the state penitentiary for one to five years, a fine of up to $2,500 or both.

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