Man who huffs spray paint, beat mom with spatula, police say

A West Virginia man well-known to police for huffing spray paint was arrested last week after he was accused of beating his mother in the head with a spatula.

Glenn Allen Casdorph, 30, of St. Albans, is charged with malicious wounding, according to WCHS in Charleston, West Virginia. He is being held at the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

St. Albans police officers responded around 10:45 p.m. Thursday to a domestic disturbance, where they found Casdorph sitting on a bench in the front yard of his family’s home. Casdorph’s mugshot shows him with his face covered in silver spray paint.

The officers also found him with a large steel bar in his hands, WCHS reported. After detaining him, they went inside to check on his mother, who had her head wrapped in gauze and blood on her shirt and the back of her neck.

The criminal complaint against Casdorph said his mother's head wound was inflicted when he beat her with a spatula, the news station reported. She declined to be taken to the hospital for her injuries.

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The Smoking Gun previously reported on Casdorph's criminal history, which includes battering a police officer after getting caught huffing spray paint in a Kanawha County field in March 2015.

"Mr. Casdorph was located with large amounts of gold spray paint on and around his nose and mouth, and his breath smelled like fresh spray paint," the criminal complaint obtained by The Smoking Gun read.

The criminal complaint in the 2015 case also included Casdorph’s unique alias -- “Casdorph the Destroyer.”

The origin of the nickname was not clear.

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