A Cherokee County man was charged Wednesday with three felonies and three misdemeanors after allegedly assaulting several female family members.
Miles Brandon Gifford, 26, was hit with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of domestic abuse by strangulation along with misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse in the presence of a child, domestic abuse and public drunk.
Charges were filed after Cherokee Nation Marshal Chad McCarter provided a report to the DA’s office.
Gifford faces an Aug. 3 initial appearance on the charges. He is currently free on bond.
The assault and battery with a dangerous weapon count alleges he threw rocks at Rebecca Keys vehicle and knocked out the back glass while Keys’ child was in the back seat. That count carries a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison or a year in the county jail.
Keys is identified in court documents as Gifford’s cousin.
The strangulation counts allege Gifford strangled his mother, Sharon Gifford, and Katey Gifford, identified as his girlfriend. All the incidents allegedly occurred June 19.
The strangulation counts carry possible sentences of three to 10 years and/or fines of up to $20,000.
The domestic abuse in the presence of a child alleges Gifford assaulted his sister, Sarah Hubbard, while she was holding a child. That count carries a possible sentence of six months to a year and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
The final domestic abuse count alleges Gifford assaulted Keys and carries a possible year jail sentence and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
The public drunk count carries a possible jail sentence and/or fine.
Assistant District Attorney B.J. Baker is prosecuting the case.