Barn lot dispute leads to child abuse charges

SALEM, W.Va. An argument while hanging a star on a barn in Doddridge County that led to a domestic dispute has a Salem man behind bars.

On Monday, deputies from the Doddridge County Sheriff’s Department were called to the residence on Elkhorn Road and found William Fragmin, 49, mowing the grass.

When deputies asked Fragmin about the incident, he told them there was a fight and he had lost his temper.

Witnesses told deputies the two were hanging a star on a barn when the fight occurred. According to the witness, he pulled the juvenile off the ladder while his hand was stuck in it.

The juvenile told deputies that Fragmin kicked him in the stomach after being pulled off the ladder.

Deputies said the juvenile had a red mark on his chest and marks on his back.

Fragmin has been charged with child abuse.