A McMinnville man faces a long list of charges after reportedly beating up his girlfriend, stealing her car and wallet, and then using her credit card.
Taylor D. Barrett, 30, was in Circuit Court on Wednesday to answer to charges of domestic assault, aggravated assault, interference with emergency calls, theft up to $1,000, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card, and theft between $10,000 and $60,000. His next court appearance is set for Nov. 17.
According to the warrant for Barrett’s arrest, the charges stem from an altercation on June 13 when Barrett and his girlfriend got into a verbal argument that turned physical.
The warrant says the female victim “had obvious bruising to her face, a large knot on her forehead and a busted lip.” The warrant goes on to say, “He punched her in the face and kicked her in the ribs. Mr. Barrett also knocked her to the ground, squeezing her around the neck. He shattered her phone, preventing her from calling for help.”
The victim was able to get out of the house and run to a neighbor’s home for help. Barrett left too, but with property reportedly belonging to his girlfriend.
“Mr. Barrett then took her wallet and 2017 Jeep Patriot without her permission,” the arrest warrant states. “She was transported to the hospital due to her injuries.”