Soldotna man arrested on domestic assault

  • By DAN BALMER
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:24pm
  • News

A Soldotna man is in jail after Alaska State Troopers allege he assaulted his wife repeatedly over the course of several days last week and took her phone away so she couldn’t call for help.

Last Thursday, troopers responded to the report of an assault at a residence off the Kenai Spur Highway. A woman with serious injuries to her face and hip told police her husband, Charles Brady, 47, pushed her down a hallway on Oct. 10 and assaulted her again last Wednesday after she already received medical treatment for a broken hip, according to the police affidavit.

When troopers arrived Thursday, Brady had left the area but was picked up by Soldotna Police a couple hours later. The report states Brady appeared intoxicated and provided a Breathalyzer test of .166. Brady told police he didn’t hurt his wife and loved her.

Central Emergency Services took the woman to Central Peninsula Hospital for treatment for a fractured hip, fractured orbital socket and swollen cheek.

After her first hospital visit the day after the initial assault, the woman started to use a walker to get around the house. When the couple got into an argument Wednesday, the woman told troopers Brady grabbed her and threw her on the bed and “slapped her with an open hand multiple times.”

The woman told troopers Brady took her walker away and both the house phone and cell phone so she couldn’t call police. It wasn’t until one of Brady’s friends came over to the house that Brady gave her walker back. The friend gave her phone back and she then called 911, according to the report.

The woman told troopers Brady had told her “she made him beat her and since he was going to jail anyway he would hit her again.”

Brady was arrested and charged with kidnapping, two counts of second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and interfering with a report of a domestic violence crime.

Kidnapping is an unclassified felony and punishable by 20 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. Second-degree assault is a class B felony and holds a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and fine of up to $100,000.

Brady is currently jailed at Wildwood Pretrial Facility. His next court date is Oct. 27 in Kenai District Court.

According to court records, Brady plead guilty to felony drug possession in 2012 and served two years in jail with 20 months suspended.

Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion.com.

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