Former Farmington Principal Gets New Court Date

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Former Farmington High principal Chris Webb was scheduled to appear in Washington County Circuit Court Tuesday, but his court date was postponed until Dec. 6 so his attorneys could seek additional mental evaluations for him, court officials said.

Webb is set to appear on that date before Circuit Judge William A. Storey, records show.

Webb pleaded not guilty Aug. 20 at his arraignment in the Washington County Detention Center in front of Magistrate Ray Reynolds.

Webb is charged with aggravated cruelty to a dog, third-degree domestic battery, refusal to submit to arrest and committing an offense in the presence of a child, according to Washington County prosecuting attorneys office.

Not guilty pleas are common at arraignments in felony cases so the case can proceed to court. At the arraignment, Webb was assigned an Oct. 23 circuit court date before Storey, but that date has been pushed back to Dec. 6.

Webb, 42, was arrested July 19 after police say officers found him naked and bloody, assaulting his fiancé, Shannon Shrum, in their home.

Shannon Shrum and Chris Webb, Facebook photo

Police approached the couple’s home shortly after midnight after Webb’s 12-year-old daughter called 911. Upon entering, officers saw blood on the floor, walls and stairs. When police entered an upstairs bathroom, they saw Webb naked and and bloody with Shrum in a choke hold, according to a report from the Farmington Police Department.

A dead dog lay in the bath tub, its throat slit. Officers also found a knife on the floor, the report states.

Webb was treated at Washington Regional Medical Center, then was admitted to Vista Health center in Fayetteville, according to a protective order petition. Vista Health provides mental health services.

Webb is prohibited from having any contact with his ex-wife and their two children for three months, according to a final order of protection signed August 3, by Washington County Circuit Judge Mark Lindsay.

The order stipulates that Webb is not to have contact with ex-wife Dina Andrejcik, 41, and their two children, ages 12 and 10, until its effective date expires Nov. 4.

Webb is prohibited from initiating any contact, including in person or through electronic, written or video communication, according to the order. He also cannot contact his ex-wife or their children through a third party, except through an attorney or by court order.

He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center but has been released on a $5,000 bond, records show.