Man granted bond after alleged beating

Posted: July 9, 2013

The Winchester Star

Sutherland Good

WINCHESTER — A Cross Junction man remains behind bars after police say he beat his wife’s alleged lover with a wooden shovel handle.

Sutherland Good, 51, of the 1800 block of Morgan Frederick Grade, appeared Monday via video in Frederick County General District Court on charges of malicious wounding and destruction of property.

He was granted a $10,000 secured bond, which he had yet to post Monday afternoon from the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center, according to a jail official.

A Frederick County sheriff’s deputy was called just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday to the 200 block of Easter Ridge Road, east of North Frederick Pike (U.S. 522), and found the victim severely beaten from an assault, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case.

Good allegedly went to the victim’s home to confront him about having an affair with Good’s wife.

He yelled into the alleged victim’s house for him to come outside and then took a wooden shovel handle and reportedly began destroying his 1988 Jeep truck by breaking the driver’s side mirror off and beating on the vehicle.

The criminal complaint states that Good caused about $200 worth of damage to the victim’s vehicle.

Afterward, the victim went outside to talk to Good, who then allegedly began beating him in the face and head with the wooden shovel handle until he was knocked unconscious.

The suspect’s wife then came outside of the victim’s home in an attempt to stop the assault and found Allen bleeding profusely from his head and face, according to the complaint.

“The suspect yelled at the wife that this is all her fault and fled in his vehicle,” the complaint states.

The deputy reported that when he arrived the shovel handle was broken in half and still lying in the victim’s yard with blood on it.

“The victim appears to have a broken nose, facial bones and eye sockets due to the assault, as well as a concussion,” he states in the complaint.

The deputy also sought an emergency protective order for the victim and Good’s wife.

Good is expected back in court on the charges at 1 p.m. Oct. 22.

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