SYLACAUGA — A Sylacauga man has been charged with felony domestic violence stemming from an incident Thursday at his residence where the victim was apparently choked.
According to Sgt. Mike Jones of the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Ray Moseley, 37, was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree domestic violence and domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation.
Bond was set $100,000 by District Judge Jeb Fannin.
Jones said deputies responded to a domestic violence call Thursday at Moseley’s home in the 1800 block of Old Sylacauga Highway. The victim, a 32-year-old woman, is Moseley’s wife.
The victim showed signs of blunt force trauma and manual strangulation, Jones said. She was airlifted to University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, and remained hospitalized as of Monday afternoon.
Moseley was located a short distance from the house and was initially charged with third-degree domestic violence assault. The charges were upgraded as the extent of the victim’s injuries became clear. He is also facing a probation violation in Tallapoosa County, Jones said. It was not immediately clear, however, what he was on probation for.
Talladega County Metro Jail records indicate that Moseley was released into the custody of another agency, presumably Tallapoosa County, shortly after he was arrested.
Second-degree domestic violence assault and domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation are both class B felonies in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by two to 20 years in prison.