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West Virginia Man Allegedly Battered Woman He Believed Was Sleeping With His Brother, Police Claim

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Source: Sulphur springs Police Department; UNSPLASH

Oct. 25 2022, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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A West Virginia man allegedly hit a woman because he believed she had been sleeping with his brother, authorities said.

An officer with the Sulphur Springs Police Department recently responded to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment, Lootpress reported.

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At the scene, the officer noted the door to the residence was ajar and he could hear a woman crying inside.

The officer entered the home and detained Jacob Vanburen, who was standing over the woman as she cried in a corner, according to police.

The woman then claimed to the officer Vanburen struck her in the face multiple times.

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The officer alleged that when he questioned Vanburen about the incident, he responded that “nothing” was going on “other than [I] think [she] is sleeping with my [brother] and that [I] had her phone, but never hit her or put [my] hands on her.”

Vanburen faces a domestic battery charge in connection with the alleged incident.

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