Gadsden man charged with domestic violence

James Wesley Reaves (Etowah County Detention Center)

A 45-year-old Gadsden man is charged with domestic violence.

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office say James Wesley Reaves is accused of dragging a victim across the yard using backpack straps. In addition, authorities say Reaves struck the victim multiple times in the face.

When deputies arrived Reaves led them on a brief chase before being taken into custody.

Reaves is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center without bond. He faces charges of domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation, attempting to elude and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A hold was placed against Reaves for the Etowah County Community Corrections.

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