Recovering from domestic violence - - Jackson, MS

Recovering from domestic violence

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CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Melody Galloway of Clinton shudders to recall the horror she experienced Thursday night. She says it happened at the hands of her husband, Jason Scott Galloway. She says he was coming off a crystal meth high, and got agitated. She ended up at the hospital. 

"He came at me, pulled my shirt over my head, where I couldn't swing or see," said Melody, through teams. "He brought me to the ground, or to the floor. I'm not sure as to what my two year old saw. My head was bleeding for about 3-4 hours. I got seven stitches."

Melody says it's the third time it has happened. We asked why she keeps going back. 

"Mind control," she said. 
Jason Galloway was picked up by Hinds County Deputies, and authorities expected a domestic violence warrant to be served on him in jail Wednesday. He can post bond, and Melody is scared for her two children and for herself.

"Unfortunately we see these cases every day," said Sandy Middleton, who heads up the Center for Violence Prevention in Pearl. 

She says we may not realize how common domestic abuse is, but we can all help solve the problem by making sure the courts are taking advantage of intervention programs.

"You're able to not only address that offender's behavior, but you stop untold numbers of victims that that offender may encounter through the rest of their life time," she said. 
Her eyes still ache, but Galloway says today she sees clearer than ever the crucial need to stay away from the man she thought she loved.

"Get out while you still have life," she said.

To report domestic abuse, call 1-800-799-7233.

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