A man who held his girlfriend hostage for two weeks will be held against his will in jail for six months.
The man, Russell Ashland Collins, 43, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on charges of false imprisonment and domestic assault. He was directed to serve 75 percent of a six-month sentence behind bars. The charge of felony assault was dropped as a result of his plea agreement.
Collins’ girlfriend told officers he held her captive inside his mother’s home on Gunter Road for two weeks, ranging from May 29 through June 12. During that time, the woman said Collins hit her in the face and mouth with his fists and choked her. She also said he pulled a large knife and threatened to kill her, saying “she knew what was coming to her.”
“He would not allow her to leave the home, nor out of his sight, even to go to the restroom,” the warrant states, adding he took her cellphone and would not allow her to call 911.
Officers noted several injuries that supported the victim’s version of events.