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Police say man who huffs spray paint accused of beating mother with spatula

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ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH Reports) – St. Albans police said a man well known to police for frequently huffing spray paint was arrested after he was accused of beating his mother in the head with a spatula.

Glenn Allen Casdorph, 30, of St. Albans was charged Friday with malicious wounding after an incident on McKinley Avenue, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Police responded 10:45 p.m. Thursday to investigate a reported domestic incident with injuries. When an officer arrived at the scene, Casdorph was sitting on a bench in the front yard. He had a large amount of silver spray paint on his face and hands and had a large steel bar in his hands, police said.

The complaint said St. Albans police have had numerous work-related encounters with Casdorph and are aware that he frequently huffs spray paint.

The officer detained Casdorph and went inside to check on the condition of his mother, Robin Casdorph. Robin Casdorph’s head was wrapped with gauze, and there was a large amount of blood on her shirt and the back of her neck.

Police said Robin Casdorph was not transported by the Kanawha County Ambulance Authority at the time of the incident.

Glenn Casdorph was taken to the St. Albans Police Department and was then transported to South Central Regional Jail, where he is currently being held on a $10,000 or 10 percent cash bond.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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