|Published: 9:25 AM, 10/28/2013
||Last updated: 9:26 AM, 10/28/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-A Sweetwater man has been
charged with false imprisonment after he allegedly threatened to kill
his girlfriend while driving to McDonald's Wednesday afternoon.
Sweetwater Police Officer Brandon
Nipper said around 3:15 p.m. he drove to the McDonalds on New Highway
68 on reports of a man striking a woman in a white Mazda truck.
He couldn't find the truck there, but
around 2 1/2 hours later he got a call about a domestic violence
attack on Powell Avenue and found the truck in the driveway.
He and fellow officer Marty Kile and
Michael Cansler talked with the woman, who said she'd been attacked
by her estranged boyfriend, David C. Martin.
The woman said she and Martin drove
into town that day to purchase food and cigarettes and when she came
out of a convenience store, Martin was sitting in the driver's
seat, saying he would drive them to McDonald's.
While on their way to the fast food
restaurant, the woman said Martin began to hit her, saying he would
kill her with a .38 caliber handgun or take her into the woods and
kill her with an axe. The woman said Martin wouldn't let her out of
the truck and she was scared for her life.
The officers searched Martin's truck
and found the ax. Martin, 36, Powell Avenue, was taken into custody
and charged with aggravated domestic assault and false imprisonment.
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