Warrant: man punched victim in the face, head

By GINNY COOPER/Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA—A 23-year-old Columbiana man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $110,000 after allegedly punching a woman in the face and head several times.

Willis

Willis

The Columbiana Police Department arrested Jarrad Scott Willis on one felony count of domestic violence in the second degree and one count of violation of a protection order.

Willis was also charged with “punching the victim in the face/ head multiple times” on May 9, according to documents.

Willis did “willfully violate a protection order” issued by the Shelby County Circuit Court on April 10, which charged Willis to have “no contact with the victim” in order to “bring about a cessation of the abuse” of the victim, according to charging documents.

Willis “beat the victim over a substantial period of time causing serious physical injury to the victim” and was “restrained from having any contact with the victim of the alleged beating” at the time of the incident,” according to the bond recommendation letter issued by the District Attorney in the case.

In addition, Willis is “incapable of self restraint and poses a danger not only to the alleged victim in the cases at hand but also to public at large,” according to the letter.

Domestic violence in the second degree is a Class B felony, and if convicted, Willis could face between two and 20 years in prison. Violation of a protection order is a Class A misdemeanor, and if convicted, Willis could face no more than one year in prison.

Willis is set to appear before Judge Dan Reeves on June 5.