PAW PAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Van Buren County authorities say a 22-year-old Paw Paw man brutally assaulted the mother of his children in an attempt to kill her.
Sheriff's deputies were called to the 60000 block of County Road 665 in Paw Paw Township around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a release from the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office.
A 911 caller had reported that he had seen a man chasing a woman whose face was covered in blood. Then, the caller said, the man dragged the woman by her arm back into a house.
When deputies got to the house, the woman ran back outside. The man was following her. The deputies were able to get the woman safely behind them and subdue the man.
The woman, whose name is not being released, said she arrived home to find her estranged boyfriend Kane Daniel Reeves -- who is also the father of her three children -- waiting for her.
"The ensuing assault was immediate and vicious," the sheriff's department said.
The woman said that Reeves told her she was going to die and said he had warned her what would happen if she tried to leave him.
Reeves told investigators he thought the woman had been having an affair with a close friend.
The woman was taken to Bronson LakeView Hospital in Paw Paw for treatment of facial injuries. She will undergo reconstructive surgery to repair some of the damage to her face.
Reeves apparently repeatedly slammed his face in to the plexiglass divider in a patrol car after being arrested. He was treated and then taken to the Van Buren County Jail.
Reeves was charged Friday with attempted murder and assault with intent to commit murder.
Both of those charges are punishable by up to life in prison.
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