Court records: Man faces charges after he forces way into Putnam home
POCA, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
Putnam County deputies said a Jackson County man faces charges after a woman said he forced his way into her home to steal her prescription pills and assaulted and threatened to kill her. She said she was able to fend him off after she stabbed him with a kitchen knife.
Kevin Michael Hodskins, 39, of Ravenswood is charged with nighttime burglary, strangulation and assault during the commission of a felony, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court.
A deputy said he responded on Friday to Country Roads Mobile Home Park in Poca to investigate a stabbing. The officer said he found Hodskins standing on Dupont Road and he appeared to be bleeding. Hodskins told him he had gotten into a fight with a woman at a mobile home and he left the residence.
The deputy said he contacted the woman and found her in a back bedroom of a mobile home, screaming for help. She had numerous bruises and red marks on her arms, neck, chest and head.
The woman said she and her 12-year-old niece were inside the mobile home when someone tried to break into the back door. She and her niece hid in the bathroom, but the man burst into the residence and began to beat her.
During the struggle, she said, the man used a hoodie to choke her and also held a baseball bat, a mop and a knife at her throat, struck her with his fist and threatened to kill her. The woman said she was eventually able to get free and stabbed in the right arm with a kitchen knife.
The man, who she identified as Hodskins, was looking for her Xanax pills she had recently filled and took her pill holder with all of her prescriptions before he left the residence, the complaint said.
Hodskins is currently being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $250,000 cash only bond.