Police: Enraged Chester man attacked wife for putting work before family

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 14, 2014 

Ray Von Faile

— Deputies say a Chester County man, allegedly drunk and upset that his wife received a weekend text message about work, ransacked the couple’s home before he head-butted his wife twice, held her at gunpoint and threatened to kill her and any police officers who came to her aid.

Deputies were sent to a Peden Bridge Road home at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when a woman, 30, reported that her husband, Ray Von Faile, 36, became angry and accused her of placing work before family when she received a message about a project being due. He head-butted her, the report states, knocking her to the floor before he began “destroying” the house. The victim begged her husband to stop, the report states, until he head-butted her a second time. She tried running out the back door, but Faile blocked it by pushing the dryer in front of it, police say.

He punched the wall before pushing his wife onto the couch and holding her down by her throat, according to the report.

The woman bit him, the report states, and ran. Faile grabbed his gun and pointed it at her, aiming the red laser sight at her head. He warned her that if she left, she would die. As she begged for her life, the woman told police, her husband claimed he could kill them both with one bullet. She sent a text message to a friend, who called 911.

The woman told Faile the police were on the way, but he said he would kill her and “every cop that came to his property,” the report states. He ran to the breaker box, shutting off the house’s main power. He put a gun in his pocket and grabbed a blue kitchen knife, threatening to slash her tires. The woman sat on the porch as deputies pulled up.

They detained Faile and found a fully loaded handgun in his pocket. They found a hole in the wall, a dryer against the door and the main breaker in the “off position.”

Faile was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and pointing and presenting a firearm. He was being held at the Chester County Detention Center on Monday without bond.

Jonathan McFadden •  803-329-4082

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