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Officer responds to screams from motel room
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A man was given 30 days in jail after he tried to hold a woman captive inside his motel room until she bit his pinky finger and grabbed his private area in an attempt to get away.The man, Gregory Lynn Morris, 40, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of false imprisonment and domestic assault. He was ordered to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $321 and undergo batterer intervention.Morris was arrested when police arrived to investigate screaming coming from one of the rooms at Scottish Inns.“Before reaching the door, I could hear screaming coming from inside the room,” said McMinnville policeman Matthew Stubblefield. “Upon knocking on the door, the door opened and a woman ran into the parking lot.”According to the victim, Morris had accused her of stealing $20 from his nightstand, money she said he had given to her.