Oceana man hits girlfriend with ax.

Local - 3/15/2013 7:39 PM by Courtney Rosemond


OCEANA- A domestic argument turns violent in Wyoming County and now a woman is clinging onto her life. Police Chief Jeff Barlow said his officers responded to the call at Shorts trailer park around 12:40 this morning. Upon their arrival they found 50-year-old Lenora Ellis unconscious and unresponsive inside the mobile home. She was flown to CAMC and is listed in critical condition. Through their investigation Oceana police arrested her boyfriend 46-year-old Tracy Stewart.  Barlow says Stewart admitted that during an argument the two had.. He hit Ellis in the head with an ax several times and struck her arm causing a severe laceration and claims it was in self defense. Stewart is charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding. He's currently in southern regional jail, more charges could  follow. The investigation is ongoing.

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