Woodstock Man Pleads Not Guilty To Alleged Assault of Girlfriend
White River Junction — A 20-year-old Woodstock man pleaded not guilty last Friday to allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face and knocking her unconscious.
Travis West is charged with first degree aggravated domestic assault and second degree unlawful restraint, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor charges of simple assault and resisting arrest. If convicted of all charges, West could face a maximum of 22 years in prison.
West allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend in the early morning hours of Nov. 14. According to a police affidavit, the victim reported that West and another woman returned to their Woodstock home about midnight. West entered his girlfriend’s bedroom where he allegedly yelled at her and choked her.
The argument continued among all three, and West allegedly hit the victim on the left side of her chin and knocked her to the floor. The victim told police that she saw “stars” and was knocked unconscious and later noticed that she was bleeding from the mouth.
The victim told police that West became anxious and nervous and made threats to kill her and her family if he went to jail because of her.
When police arrived at the Woodstock home later that day to arrest West, he became resistant and attempted to remove a key from his boot. Officers had to “take West down to the floor” in order to remove the key.