Man accused of cutting woman with knife


Also accused of kicking her, smashing her cell phone

Staff Report



Kyle Bess


UNION — A Buffalo man has been charged with domestic violence in connection with two incidents including one in which the victim in both incidents said he held a knife at her throat and cut her on the face.

Kyle Ray Bess, 29, 118 Quinn Circle, Buffalo, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with one count of malicious damage to property, domestic violence second-degree, and domestic violence high and aggravated.

The incident report states that on June 5 a Public Safety officer was dispatched to Union Medical Center where he met with a member of hospital security who said there was a woman in the ER waiting room waiting to be seen. The security officer said that the woman had stated that she’d been assaulted on Spring Street in the city.

The Public Safety officer then spoke with the woman who the report states said she had been living with Bess, her boyfriend, at the residence on Spring Street for a about three and a half months. She said that earlier in the evening Bess had started saying she was cheating on him and had grabbed her by the neck, threw her on to the floor, and started kicking her.

The victim said she tried to call her mother on her cell phone, but Bess smashed the screen. She said that she then left walking and went to a nearby store to call her mother, but the store would not let her use the phone so she used another person’s phone to make the call. The victim said her mother told her to go to the hospital to get checked out and that she was on her way from North Carolina to pick her up.

The report states that the Public Safety officer then asked the victim why she didn’t call the police and she replied that she was too scared to do so.

In addition to the incident that occurred that evening, the report states the victim told the Public Safety Officer that on the previous day (June 4) she was fixing Bess a plate of food when he put a butcher knife to her throat. The victim said that Bess said to her “I am going to kill you. I know what you have been doing.” She said that Bess cut her on the left side of her face at her chin causing it to start bleeding.

The victim said that Bess told her he did not mean to cut her. She said he also told her to leave, but would not let her use the phone so she could call her mother to come get her. She said that she was scared for her life.

The report states that the Public Safety officer saw some redness on the victim’s neck. He had the nurse’s assistant take photos of the victim.

The victim told the officer she was not going back to Bess’ house and that her mother was coming to get her and take her back to North Carolina.

The report states that the Public Safety officer later gave the victim’s victim form to her mother because she was getting a CT scan.

Bess was taken into custody Tuesday.

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Kyle Bess
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_thumbnail_BESS-KYLE.jpgKyle Bess
Also accused of kicking her, smashing her cell phone

Staff Report

This story courtesy of the Union Public Safety Department.

This story courtesy of the Union Public Safety Department.

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