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Woman jailed after allegedly attacking family member

September 19, 2018

MILTON – A Milton parolee found herself back in jail Monday after she allegedly held a family member against her will Monday, in what the victim said might have been a drug-induced raged.

Hannah Elizabeth Walker, 28, of Milton was jailed Monday by Milton Police. Walker was charged with kidnapping and misdemeanor offenses of domestic assault and domestic battery.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court, police were called to a home Monday in the 1200 block of Adams Avenue in Milton, where they were advised the defendant had allegedly physically assaulted a family member and was acting belligerent.

The defendant, who is currently on parole, was placed into custody for a parole violation because of the accusations.

The victim said the defendant had been picked up from a shelter Monday and taken back to the Adams Avenue home.

At one point in time that day, the defendant had gone to the victim’s mother’s home, which was next door, and allegedly acted erratically enough that the woman called the victim to inform her she was scared by Walker’s behavior.

When the victim confronted Walker about the behavior, she allegedly became angry and hostile toward her and started speaking strangely, the victim told police. At this point, the victim suspected Walker was high on a drug, police alleged.

Walker is accused of then charging at the victim, grabbing her and throwing her on the floor of a bedroom before getting on top of her, grabbing her hair and slamming her head against the floor several times.

The defendant also allegedly told the victim she was going to rape and kill her before the she got off the victim and left the room. The defendant soon returned to the bedroom holding three knives, which were held over the victim’s head.

Walker then allegedly asked the victim if she wanted to know what it was like to be abused by men like she had been in prison. At this point Walker allegedly again left the room and gathered all phones before telling the victim if she tried to leave or contact anyone she would kill her.

After some time, the victim asked the defendant if she could go make food for her mother next door and Walker allowed her to leave the home. The victim immediately called police and Walker’s parole officer, who arrived at the home to allegedly find several knives hidden between couch cushions Walker was sitting on at the time she was detained.

Walker is currently housed at Western Regional Jail in Barboursville on a $35,000 bond, and two holds from Putnam Circuit Court and parole officers.

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