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2 men face numerous charges in separate James City County domestic violence cases

Posted: 11:49 AM, Feb 06, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-06 18:19:05-05
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JAMES CITY Co., Va. – Two men are facing multiple charges in James City County for separate domestic violence cases.

The James City County Police Department’s spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said John Atterberry II and Daniel Dowdy were both arrested last Friday, January 31.

We’re told Atterberry allegedly assaulted a woman numerous times over four days last week.

According to investigators, the victim told police on January 26 Atterberry punched her in the eye and choked her until she nearly passed out. This happened in the 7100 block of Merrimac Trail.

On January 27, the 41-year-old is accused of choking and punching the victim in the face a second time. Then on January 28, he’s said to have choked her, kicked her in the stomach and punched her in the face.

Finally, on January 31, police said he dragged her outside and bit her on the face.

As for Dowdy, who is from Salem, Virginia, police said the victim claimed she had been arguing with him earlier in the evening at a home in the 2300 block of Richmond Road. Later that night, during an argument, the 36-year-old is accused of picking up her one-year-old child and throwing her against the wall.

He’s then accused of pushing the victim into a window, breaking it, and hitting her in the face.

During both incidents, the victims sustained visible bruises.

Dowdy is charged with destruction of property, two counts of domestic assault and child abuse/neglect.

Atterberry is facing numerous charges including four counts of felony domestic assault and battery, three counts of felony strangulation and felony malicious wounding.

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