Raynham man held without bail following alleged violent attack on girlfriend

RAYNHAM, MASS (WLNE) – The Bristol County D.A’s office announced a 59-year-old Raynham man accused of violently assaulting his girlfriend was found dangerous and ordered held without bail for up to 120 days.

Foster Starks is charged with Kidnapping; Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon; Assault and Battery on a Family or Household member; Strangulation/Suffocation, and Witness Intimidation.

On December 10, Raynham Police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance, where they observed a large amount of blood smeared on the hallway wall of a residence.

Police spoke with the alleged victim, who had multiple injuries on her face, and her shirt was covered in blood.

There was also a laceration to the right side of her lip, several stitches and red marks on her neck.

Police say she was shaking and appeared highly distraught.

She told police she was lying in bed with Starks, about to watch a movie, when he became upset and starting throwing things around the room.

Starks jumped on her and began striking her in the face and put his hands around choked her to the point that she could not breathe.

Police say she was able to free herself, but Starks caught up to her and began strangling her using his forearm.

Police say Starks strangled the victim a third time, to the point where she believe she lost consciousness for a short period.

She was eventually able to escape and call 911.

All the information contained in this narrative are allegations at this time.

“This is clearly a very violent individual who does not belong out on the street. This is a very violent incident and the victim and the community need to be protected from the defendant,” District Attorney Quinn said.

The case it set to proceed towards trial.

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