An Elizabethtown man is being held on a $25,000 full cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center after police say he strangled, punched and kicked his girlfriend Sunday night in Elizabethtown with her son in her arms outside of an apartment.
Bradley Williams, 31, is facing multiple felony charges following a reported domestic incident Sunday night, Elizabethtown police said.
Williams was found inside an apartment in the 700 block of Hawkins Drive and arrested at 9:33 p.m. Sunday. When police found him, he was sitting on a couch with an alcoholic beverage in his hand, according to an arrest citation.
Police were called by a neighbor and told a woman was being dragged and beaten outside of her apartment complex. When police arrived, they didn’t see a woman outside, but heard a woman screaming and crying inside of an apartment, the arrest report said. When police knocked on the apartment door, they saw Williams head toward the back of the apartment where he was observed by other officers trying to “escape” out the rear window.
When Williams wouldn’t open the apartment door, officers entered through the back window. When Williams failed to get on the floor, officers physically had to get him to the floor and arrest him, the citation said.
The woman was in her apartment with “her young son,” the citation said, “who was present in the living room for this incident.”
The woman’s eyes were “very swollen” and her neck was red and her hands swollen and bruising, according to the citation. She also suffered a possible broken orbital bone.
She told police she was trying to get away from Williams after he tried to choke her in the apartment. Once outside, he reportedly dragged her and her son back into the home as he punched and kicked her, according to the arrest citation. Once back in the apartment, he locked the door so the woman and her son couldn’t leave.
The boy had scrapes on his knees from the altercation, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department news release.
Williams “smelled heavily of alcohol and alcohol bottles were in the home,” the citation said.
A preliminary breath test on Williams returned a .155 level — nearly twice the legal limit, according to his citation.
He is charged with first-degree strangulation and second-degree assault — domestic violence, Class C felonies punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, as well as two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.
He also is charged with misdemeanor and violation counts of fourth-degree assault — child abuse; second-degree wanton endangerment; resisting arrest; second-degree disorderly conduct and first or second offense alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Williams is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Jan. 24 in Hardin District Court.