WINFIELD, W.Va. — A man is accused of attacking and threatening two women after police responded to a domestic incident Monday on Franklin Street in Buffalo, West Virginia.
Tony Lee Buck, 55, was jailed at 5:50 p.m. Monday, according to booking records at Western Regional Jail. Authorities in Putnam County charged him with being a prohibited person with a firearm, strangulation, wanton endangerment, battery, assault, domestic battery and domestic assault. A $150,000 cash-only bond was set.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court, a woman told police the suspect came into a residence on Franklin Street in Buffalo where she and another female were. The first woman said the suspect said he came to speak with the woman. The suspect then grabbed the second woman by the hair, pulled her out on the front porch, threw her down and pointed a shotgun at her face, saying he was going to kill her.
The second woman told police she grabbed the gun and there was a struggle in which she ended up being strangled
by the suspect. The first woman told police she hit the suspect over the head with some latticework, at which point the suspect grabbed and hit her. The suspect left the area after the struggle.
Police allegedly located a single-barrel shotgun with a live round in it, and it appeared someone had attempted to discharge the weapon, but it did not fire.
Shortly after police left to locate the suspect, a fire broke out at the residence, which does not have electricity.
The complaint states the suspect has a history of threatening, attempting to harm and following/spying on the second female victim.
Buck was convicted of grand larceny in 1983 and second-degree arson in 1993.