Crime

Man accused of kicking woman and locking her inside bedroom

Frank Epolite\
Frank Epolite\ Muscogee County Jail

A Columbus man is accused of kicking a woman and locking her inside a bedroom at a Fifth Avenue apartment.

Frank Epolite, 54, is charged with one count of false imprisonment and simple battery after the 1:40 p.m. dispute with the woman. He is held in the Muscogee County Jail for an 8 a.m. Wednesday hearing in Recorder’s Court.

In a report, police said the woman was locked inside their bedroom and he refused to let her leave the apartment in the 3200 block of Fifth Avenue. The woman begged a relative to kick in the locked door because the suspect wouldn’t open the door.

No serious injuries were reported in the incident.

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