Image source: Stone County Jail Inmate Roster
A Stone County man has been charged in Circuit Court with aggravated assault on a household member in front of a child.
Terry Michael Standingwater III (pictured), 47, was charged Monday in Circuit Court after an incident on Friday, July 24 in which he is alleged to have strangled his girlfriend, Kelsy Brown.
The court information said the two are living together on Lockwood Road near Timbo.
Kelsy Brown told Deputy Jim Doss she and Standingwater were on their way home from visiting friends and he became verbally abusive to her.
She said at home she put their baby in a crib just before she and Standingwater got into another argument and he physically bent her backward, over the baby’s crib, and held her by the throat, cutting off her respiration.
Brown said she fought to get up and then he choked her on the couch and she struggled again to free herself.
According to Brown, Standingwater threatened to kill her.
Brown said when she freed herself she went next door to her brother’s residence.
Apparently, Standingwater followed and became belligerent with Brown’s bother, Klay Greenway, and tried to enter Greenway’s house.
Deputy Doss said as he arrived, he saw Standingwater leaving the Greenway residence, and going back to his house.
Doss said Standingwater told him that Brown struck him in the nose.
After listening to both parties, Doss placed Standingwater into custody.
Standingwater has been charged with three felonies, aggravated assault on a family member, and two different counts of an enhancement, which was an offense committed in the presence of a child.
He is also charged with misdemeanor interference with emergency communications in the first degree.
That charge is the result of Standingwater apparently busting Brown’s phone when he realized she was calling 911 during the incident.
Standingwater was placed in jail on a $5,000 bond. He was also placed on a no-contact order concerning Kelsy Brown.
As of Monday, Standingwater remained in custody.
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