LOGAN — A 32-year-old Logan man has been bound over on charges that he severely beat a woman and threatened to shoot her. Courtney Wood was arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail in May.
Wood appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday afternoon for a preliminary hearing. He has been charged with multiple felonies of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child, also misdemeanors of possession of a dangerous weapon.
Prosecutors told the court how police were called to Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital May 12. The alleged victim appeared like she had been severely beaten. She had swelling and bruising all over her face, and her eyes were swollen to the point that she could not see out of them. The officer documented that she was unrecognizable from her driver license photo.
The woman told officers that she had gotten into an argument with Wood, her live in boyfriend. He allegedly got upset and went into a fit of rage after she received several text messages from another man.
Wood is believed to have grabbed her phone and broke it. He then repeatedly beat her for several hours and threatened her with a shot gun and revolver.
Officers investigated the case and identified Wood as the suspect. They believed he was on the run, hiding in Logan Canyon, and asked for the public’s help locating him. He was later found at a family member’s home in North Logan. Inside the residence, police also found a shotgun and .22 revolver.
Wood never spoke during Tuesday’s hearing. He sat quietly next to his defense attorney Wayne Caldwell.
Judge Kevin Allen said prosecutors had presented enough evidence to bind Wood over on all of the charges. He ordered the defendant to appear again in court August 12.
Wood remains in jail, being held without bail. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.