Illinois Man Allegedly Held Girlfriend Captive, Beat Her For Three Days Following Fight, Cops Say

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Source: Paxton Police Department; UNSPLASH

Sep. 9 2022, Published 2:10 p.m. ET

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A man in Illinois allegedly beat his girlfriend while holding her captive in his home for nearly three days, law enforcement officials said.

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Police in Paxton arrested Arthuro L. Crawford, 51, on Sept. 5 after the alleged victim knocked on his neighbor’s door and asked for help around 1 a.m. that morning, the Ford County Chronicle reported.

According to Paxton Police Chief Coy Cornett, the couple got into an argument three days earlier, on Sept. 2, and Crawford allegedly “refused to let her leave the residence” and “he repeatedly beat her throughout the weekend.”

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Crawford was being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond on charges of criminal sexual assault, aggravated domestic battery, driving with no valid driver’s license and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Cornett said more charges are expected.

The girlfriend was treated for her injuries at an area hospital and released.


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