HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. — A Harrison County man is facing charges after an investigation into a domestic incident.

West Virginia State Police responded to the home on Monday with a report that David Buckhannon, 51, was trying to kill the victim and had hit her so hard that one of her teeth had been dislodged.

When troopers arrived, they observed Buckhannon standing near a rifle while speaking to the victim, who told them this was not the first time this had happened.

The victim told troopers Buckhannon hit her with an upper cut in the bathroom, causing damage to her teeth.

Trooper said the visible injuries on the victim were consistent with her description of events.

The victim told troopers that during the argument, Buckhannon got a rifle and loaded it.

While troopers interviewed the victim, Buckhannon made several statements and accused her of being intoxicated. Reports indicate the victim showed no signs of impairment.

Buckhannon also told troopers that an arrest would only make the situation with the victim worse.

Buckhannon has a previous conviction for domestic assault in Harrison County, making him ineligible to own a firearm.

David Buckhannon has been charged with malicious wounding and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Buckhannon is being held in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.