Several women are speaking out on social media after a Logan man was arrested Saturday and charged in connection with a violent beating that left a local woman with serious facial injuries.
Logan Police Capt. Tyson Budge said Courtney Edward Wood, 32, was taken into custody at his mother’s home in North Logan late Saturday night, after searching for him for several days.
According to an affidavit for arrest dated May 16, police responded to Logan Regional Hospital to meet with the woman who said she was assaulted by Wood.
The officer stated the woman’s eyes were swollen shut and “she was unrecognizable from her driver’s license and local file photos.”
The woman reportedly got into an argument with Wood, setting off several hours of beating, with most of the blows directed at her face.
Police say she also sustained bruising to her arms from her attempts to shield her face, and bruises to her chest where Wood allegedly struck her with the butt of a shotgun.
Investigators were unable to make contact with Wood last week to question him regarding the allegations against him and there were concerns he may be hiding in the mountains, so police obtained a warrant for his arrest. On Friday, they posted a mugshot from a prior arrest on Facebook.
That posting grabbed the attention of several women who say they have also been victims of Wood’s, and there has been a call for the women to band together in an effort to see him prosecuted this time.
According to court records, Wood was charged in March with aggravated assault and charged last year in a criminal mischief case, both of which are still pending.
In this case, he has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, domestic violence in the presence of a child, possession of a firearm by a restricted person and criminal mischief.
He was arrested Saturday on a no-bail warrant and has been held in the Cache County Jail since. He is expected to see a judge for arraignment by video on Tuesday.