Man charged after alleged attack

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man is in custody after allegedly attacking his girlfriend and abusing her 15-month-old son.

Charleston police said Kevin Lamar Booth, 30, of Charleston, hit his girlfriend in the face, pushed her and strangled her during an early Saturday morning disturbance.

The woman told police Booth threw her young son on the floor and threatened to kill them both.

Police searched for Booth in the housing complex and found him a few hours later in a stairwell.

Booth is charged with Strangulation and Child Abuse Causing Serious Bodily Injury. Police said the woman had visible injuries and the toddler appeared to have suffered a broken nose. Both were taken to the hospital.

At one point neighbors stepped in and told Booth to leave the residence, police said.

Booth is being held in the South Central Regional Jail.


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