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April 22, 2014

Woman held against her will, assaulted by boyfriend


A 40-year-old Saybrook Township man is facing charges after allegedly holding his girlfriend against her will and assaulting her.
The Ashtabula County Sheriff's Department received a report, Saturday, of a woman running around the neighborhood on Depot Road acting "crazy.
Once deputies arrived in the area, they found a woman on the ground next to the road. She was reportedly curled up in a ball, yelling that she was scared and begging for someone to help her, according to the Sheriff's report.
The woman's shirt was torn, she was not wearing shoes and had grass and twigs in her hair and was sweating profusely, according to the report.
The woman was reportedly gasping for air and repeating that she was "trying to get away from him" and asking "am I safe now?" and "can you protect me?," according to the report.
It reportedly took several minutes for deputies to calm the woman down enough to get her name. She told deputies that she was held in her boyfriend's home against her will and was assaulted by him when she tried to escape out a window, according to the report.
A neighbor advised deputies the boyfriend had fled down Depot Road prior to their arrival, according to the report.
Deputies were able to get the woman back in the house where they reportedly found the entrance hallway littered with miscellaneous items including a hair dryer and shoe. More signs of a struggle were observed in the dining room with a purse partially dumped on the floor, clothes scattered around the room, empty pill bottles and furniture set askew, according to the report.
Deputies also reportedly observed curtains pulled off the wall and a bent curtain rod partially pulled off the wall as well as several gouges in the wall. There was also part of a broken cell phone on the floor, according to the report.

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