A Columbus man faces assault and false imprisonment charges after police found a woman standing naked in front of her Glenn Street home early Sunday, police said.
According to reports, officers responded to a dispute at the home around 4 a.m. They saw the naked 36-year-old woman in her front yard screaming for help. They also spotted the suspect, identified in reports as 21-year-old Jerry Toles, standing in the doorway and cursing.
An officer put the woman in a patrol car while two other officers approached the suspect, who then slammed shut the front door and began cursing the officers. Officers told the suspect they only wanted to talk, but he refused to open the door, police said.
Officers then spoke with the woman, who told them the suspect kicked in her front door around 1:45 a.m. He then forced her into the bedroom, upset that she wouldn’t be “intimate” with him. He then started strangling her until she began having breathing problems, reports state.
She began tearing at the suspect’s clothes in an attempt to escape, and he bit her shoulder before he started hitting her. The suspect kept her in the bedroom for about 2 1/2 hours and during that time he ripped off all her clothes, leaving her naked, police said.
At some point, the woman ran from the room, out the front door and onto the lawn, where officers found her, police report.
Reports state that because the suspect didn’t live at the residence and also because he then had pending charges of burglary, false imprisonment and aggravated assault, they used force to enter the home. Once inside, the suspect swung at police and spat at them. Officers handcuffed him and led him to a patrol car, where he head butted one of the officers, knocking him out, before they could put him in the backseat, police said.
Toles faces charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, burglary and a misdemeanor count of obstruction of an officer, reports state.