Richard Joseph White, 40, is now at South Central Regional Jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest in 2019.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the Mercer County Magistrate Court, officers with the Bluefield Police Department responded to a call on November 9, 2019, that an intoxicated man needed transport for detox and that he had been involved in a possible domestic incident.
Upon arrival, officers found the victim with bruises on her face along with a red scratch and abrasions, the complaint alleges.
She told officers that White had struck her several times resulting in the marks on her face. The bruises were from previous incidents.
White was taken to Bluefield Regional Medical Center due to his level of intoxication.
Officers issued a warrant for his arrest on two counts of domestic violence including domestic assault and domestic battery.
White was booked at South Central Regional Jail on April 21, 2021. A 10% cash bail of $5,000 has been set.