GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man faces seven felony charges after police say he beat and strangled a woman and threatened to kill her with a tire iron — all in front of her young son, according to court documents.
Drew Frazier, 26, 926 W. Main St., Greenfield, was jailed this week after a woman reported he attacked her during an argument, court documents state.
The victim told police Frazier pushed and strangled her. When she tried to leave, he picked up a tire iron and threatened to hit her with it, telling her he would kill her, according to court documents.
The woman told police the violent scene unfolded in front of her toddler, records state.
The fight started in the kitchen of the home, where Frazier pushed the woman into a counter and ripped her clothing while trying to snatch her cellphone away from her, court documents state.
When the woman tried to get away from him, Frazier cornered her inside a bathroom at the house, the woman told police. He pushed her up against the sink, making her smack her head against a mirror in the bathroom twice, court records state. The woman said the blows made her feel dizzy and like she was seeing stars, court documents state.
Several times during the altercation, the woman said she dropped to the ground and lay in a fetal position, putting her hands over her head to protect herself as Frazier struck her, court documents state.
The woman said she eventually got away from Frazier and started to leave the house with child, but Frazier followed her, picking up a tire iron as he advanced, records state.
The man grabbed the weapon and told the woman he would beat her to death with it in front of her young son, court documents state
Police officers met the victim near Frazier’s home immediately after the incident. She had red marks and scratches on her neck, chest and forearm but told police she didn’t need medical attention, court records state.
Photographs of her injuries were taken as evidence, records state.
Frazier did not respond when investigators came knocking at his front door on the night of the incident. A warrant was issued for his arrest a few days later.
Frazier now faces the following charges: one Level 3 felony count of criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon; one Level 5 felony count of intimidation using a deadly weapon; one Level 5 felony count of domestic battery; one Level 6 felony count of domestic battery; one Level 6 felony count of strangulation; one Level 6 felony count of criminal confinement; and one Level 6 felony count of intimidation.
Records show Frazier has a history of violent crime: in 2010, he pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon; and in 2015, he pleaded guilty to domestic battery as a Class A misdemeanor.
Frazier has pleaded not guilty to the new set of allegations. He remained in the Hancock County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond at press time.
The court assigned Frazier a public defender to represent him. Attorney Jim McNew of Greenfield could not be reached for comment.