A Montenegrin man has been jailed after police accused him of beating and strangling a woman who had issued a domestic violence order against him. Police arrested Thomas Mark Richard Hughey, 21, on Friday and charged him with strangulation assault and misdemeanor assault on a woman, false imprisonment and violating an order issued in late February. Offenses such as domestic violence orders.
The charges stemmed from a horrific attack on Friday morning, according to police, who detailed an encounter between Huey and his victim in a search warrant application. The Citizen Times did not name the victims of the violent crime. In the search warrant, Black Hills Police Department Detective Christopher Kuhn wrote that an argument between Huey and a woman turned into an assault around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Huey, who had earlier threatened to kill the woman, showed the victim a handgun and placed it on a table in the room where the attack took place, Kuhn wrote in the search warrant.
After the altercation began, Huey blocked the woman in the bathroom and tied the belt tightly around her neck while “yelling at her that she didn’t really love him,” Kuhn wrote.
Hughey dragged the woman from the bathroom to the bedroom on a leash wrapped around her neck. She told Coon that Huey’s belt was still wrapped around the woman’s neck, forcing her to perform various sexual acts, and Coon recorded the descriptions in the search warrant. Kuhn wrote that he noticed that the woman’s neck was “red and swollen and appeared to be bruised.”
She issued an order of protection against Hughey on Feb. 22; the arrangement doesn’t expire until 2019. Hughey is being held without bond at the Buncombe County Detention Centre.