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Man arrested after choking female, threatening her with hammer

By Austin Simms,


BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – On Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 officers responded to the Cumberland Rd area of Bluefield, WV in regards to a female having called 911 to report that she had been choked and threatened with a hammer before the suspect left in his vehicle.

The suspect, Michael Noe, was located in his vehicle near a family member’s residence near Princeton Avenue in Princeton by the Princeton Police Department and detained.

Princeton PD had also advised there was a hammer present in the truck with Michael.

Officers spoke with the victim who stated to officers that she and Michael had gotten into a verbal argument in the bedroom when he stood up and picked up a hammer. The victim further stated she was afraid of Michael and while standing in the room, Michael went to leave.

She says that is when Michael grabbed her throat and slammed her to the ground and Michael showed her the hammer and told her that if she did not get out of his way he would kill her.

The victim stated that Michael left the residence in his truck and that is when she called 911 and that her 9-year-old grandson was in the residence during this incident but in a separate room.

Princeton Police Department then transported Michael to the Bluefield Police Department.

Michael stated that he and the victim had argued earlier in the day but nothing physical had happened. Michael stated that he had left his residence to go to the store for cigarettes but had to go to his mother’s home to get money.

Michael claimed there was no physical altercation between him and the victim, and he never threatened her with a hammer nor did he have one in the home.

Officers said Michael Noe’s criminal history shows a previous conviction of Domestic Battery dated 1/23/2023.

Poe has been charged with Domestic Violence 2nd offense (Domestic battery) and Domestic Violence 2nd offense (Domestic Assault). He is currently out on bond.

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