Man accused of beating girlfriend for hours, keeping her 'prisoner' for days

Man accused of beating girlfriend for hours, keeping her 'prisoner' for days

NEWTON, NC (WBTV) - A man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend and assaulting her in captivity for three days is facing multiple charges.

Police say a woman went into the police department lobby around 3:40 a.m. Monday, saying she just escaped from her boyfriend, 24-year-old Daniel Ray Farnsworth, who had "kept her prisoner" and assaulted her for several days.

The woman said she escaped by sneaking out of the house with her dog. She then drove to the police department.

Officers reported seeing serious injuries on the woman's face, neck, ear, arms, ribs, and torso.

"On 06/21/2018, the victim was held down for over two hours and beaten, and then on 06/22/2018 the victim was beaten about the face and ribs and strangled to the point of becoming light headed and almost passing out," police say.

Farnsworth reportedly broke two cell phones to prevent the victim from calling for help.

Following a search of Farnsworth's home on West 20th 1/2 Street, he was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault on a female and assault by strangulation.

Farnsworth was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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