A man was arrested Saturday for allegedly punching and choking a woman who police said he held imprisoned in his car as he drove towards downtown Athens.
Mr. Jonathan Toevoy Sorrells, of Oak Hill Drive, was charged with battery and false imprisonment, according to Athens-Clarke County police.
At 8:04 p.m., officers responded to a domestic disturbance near the Red and Black Package Store on Oconee Street, police spokesman Lt. Keith Morris said.
Witnesses told police they saw a man and woman embroiled in an altercation inside a vehicle, but the vehicle drove away towards downtown prior to officers arriving on the scene.
Officers contacted the victim, Ms. Brittany Nichole Hunter, of North Bluff Road, near her home, police said
“Hunter had visible injuries where she had been punched and choked,” Lt. Morris said. She said she had been in an argument with Mr. Sorrells and she had attempted to exit the vehicle.
“But Sorrells grabbed her and pulled her back into the vehicle and began striking and choking her as they drove towards downtown,” Lt. Morris said.
Ms. Hunter was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries. And Mr. Sorrell was arrested at his home and transported to the Clarke County jail, police said.
Investigators did not release the nature of relationship between the two.
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