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Woman branded with horseshoe and fork in West Virginia

  • Ervin Harold allegedly ‘branded’ a woman with a fork and horseshoe
  • Harold has been charged with malicious wounding and domestic assault
  • He is alleged to have held the horseshoe with a coat hanger so he would not get burned himself and made two brands with it
  • He has been charged with malicious wounding and domestic assault 

Police say a West Virginia man allegedly branded a woman with a horseshoe and a fork.

Ervin Harold of Bluefield was charged with malicious wounding and domestic assault.

Bluefield Police Detective J.B. Fox says Harold allegedly held the woman against a wall last week and branded her twice with a horseshoe and once with a fork. 

The tattooed face of Ervin Harold

Ervin Harold, pictured in both,  is accused of holding the woman against a wall to brand her and has been charged with malicious wounding and domestic assault

‘I was shown pictures of the branding, at which time I observed there to be a fork burnt into the victim’s skin, as well as two horseshoes burnt into the victim’s skin,’

Fox says Harold allegedly held the horseshoe with a coat hanger so he wouldn’t burn himself.

‘The suspect was able to brand her with a fork by using candle wax, according to the victim’s written statement,’ Fox said. 

The woman sought treatment at a hospital on the same day of the incident, August 22.

Fox said he will talk to the suspect about the incident and subpoena the victim’s medical records. 

Harold was being held Tuesday on $10,500 bond in the Bluefield City Jail. 

It wasn’t immediately known whether he had an attorney.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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