Police: Cape Girardeau man imprisons, beats woman for 6 days
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Police say a homeless Cape Girardeau man held his girlfriend in a house for six days and assaulted her.
The Southeast Missourian reports that 39-year-old Robert Dean Garrity was arrested Friday and has been charged with second-degree assault and false imprisonment. It is unclear if Garrity has an attorney.
A probable-cause report from Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Joey Hann says Garrity pushed the woman up against a wall at a Town House Inn Jan. 22, inflicting an injury that caused her to not be able to walk. Police say Garrity used a shopping cart to move the woman from the inn to a house.
Hann said that over next six days, Garrity punched and kicked the woman. Police say the woman tried to leave multiple times.
The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.