A Woodbury man was recently sentenced following a February domestic assault during which his girlfriend jumped from a balcony to escape him.
William Douglas Wood, 34, was sentenced for making terroristic threats-reckless disregard for risk. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 359 stayed for two years as long as he remains law abiding and adhere to other conditions if his release.
According to the criminal complaint:
Just after 11 p.m. on Feb. 5, police were called to the 10700 block of Falling Water Lane on a report of a domestic assault.
Officers made contact with the victim, who had scratches on her neck and chest, blood in her hair, dried blood on her lower lip and a swollen right ankle.
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She told police Wood had assaulted her. They had been seeing each other since March 2011.
The couple had been arguing over the past few days, she told officers, and things escalated that night. She said he pushed her up against a wall, and when she was able to get free and crawl away he grabbed her by the hair and lifted her up and pushed her toward a window. Wood then continued to bang her head against the window, she told officers.
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Wood let her go, but knocked her down and punched her in the chest and started tearing off her shirt, choking her and telling her he was going to kill her.
The woman was able to jump from a deck and sought refuge at a neighbor’s house.