Aubrey Weyrick

Aubrey Weyrick

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Graysville woman charged with attacking two sheriff’s deputies and a family caseworker and then biting her son when they tried to take custody of the child during a recent incident in Franklin Township.

Aubrey Nicole Weyrick, 26, was arraigned on four felony counts of aggravated assault, a felony count of endangering the welfare of a child, four misdemeanor counts each of simple assault and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest and four summary counts of harassment.

According to the criminal complaint filed by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were asked to assist a county Children and Youth Services caseworker as she delivered an emergency protective custody order to Weyrick at a muffler shop on Cook Avenue in Franklin Township shortly before 2 p.m. Oct. 14.

When they arrived, the caseworker said Weyrick refused to listen to her and was not compliant. Weyrick then told the deputies she was going to call West Virginia State Police so both deputies “would be investigated and fired,” the complaint states.

Deputies informed Weyrick they were not investigating her and they were there to assist the CYS caseworker, and if she would talk to the caseworker the issue could possibly be resolved, the complaint states.

Weyrick refused to listen to them, the complaint states.

As the caseworker attempted to explain and deliver the order, Weyrick went into the back of the garage and grabbed a rubber mallet while she held her young son, whose age was not released, deputies said. She swung the mallet at one deputy, and then fell to the ground holding the child, according to the complaint.

The deputies said she then assaulted both of them, kicking one in the stomach and leg while attempting to bite the other on the forearm and kicking both of his legs. She also pinched the caseworker on the arm as they struggled to remove the child from her, the complaint states.

As the deputies gave multiple commands for Weyrick to let go of her child and to stop fighting with them, she continued to fight and then began biting her son multiple times on his body before they were able to put her in handcuffs.

The child was taken to WHS-Greene hospital for treatment. The severity of his injuries was not released and the complaint did not report who is currently caring for him.

Weyrick was arraigned on the multiple charges by Magisterial District Judge Lee Watson and is being held at Greene County jail on a $5,000 percentage bond. Her preliminary hearing was initially scheduled to be held before Watson at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and an update regarding her hearing was not available as of the Messenger’s press deadline.

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