Man in custody after allegedly stabbing victim in head

MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A man is in custody after allegedly stabbing a woman in the head in Westover.

According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to a home on Holland Avenue after a reported stabbing. The victim was found with a knife coming out of her head and a cut on her wrist. The victim told police that Zachary Nipper attacked her when she tried to stop him from choking another person at the home.

Nipper was taken into custody, but police say he refused to give his identity at first. Officers say he was "violent and erratic" and kicked a patrol vehicle door, damaging it. Due to his behavior, police say they were unable to get fingerprints for proper identification at the time of Nipper's arrest.

Nipper was later identified and is charged with malicious wounding.