Maylene man charged with punching, choking girlfriend
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
COLUMBIANA – A 35-year-old Maylene man is facing a felony domestic violence charge, and is being held without bond in the Shelby County Jail after deputies said he allegedly punched, choked and threw household items at his girlfriend in mid-September.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested William George McGee, who lists an address on Shelby County 260 in Maylene, on Sept. 22 and charged him with a felony count of domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation and a misdemeanor count of domestic violence. He also has had his bond revoked on a previous misdemeanor domestic violence charge brought against him in April involving the same victim.
On April 25, McGee was arrested and charged with using abusive language toward the victim. When he was released from the Shelby County Jail on a $2,000 bond the same day he was arrested, his bond stipulated he have no contact with the victim.
According to his arrest warrants, McGee allegedly violated the conditions of his bond when he had contact with the victim on Sept. 19. During the incident, he allegedly choked her, punched her in the face multiple times, knocked her over and threw household items at her.
Domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation is a Class B felony, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison upon conviction.
As of Sept. 27, McGee was being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond. He is set to appear in Shelby County District Court on Oct. 27 for a preliminary hearing.