Union police arrested a man on allegations he punched, strangled and held a woman against her will.
Jonathan King, 22, Union, was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with one count of second-degree domestic assault and one count of second-degree kidnapping. Both are felony charges.
The charges stem from an Aug. 3 incident. Union police allege King “knowingly” caused harm to the woman by punching her in the face several times, according to a probable cause statement filed with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Police said King also choked her until she almost passed out. The woman told police she felt King was going to kill her.
According to the probable cause statement, King told the victim he was going to “stab her in the throat seven times with a car key.”
The victim also has bite marks on her leg which had significant bruising, according to police.
The woman was restrained and not at liberty to leave, police said. Authorities allege the man grabbed her arm and pulled her into a vehicle and made her drive him to his residence.
Once there, police said he continued to hold her against her will. Police said King threatened to kill the woman and her family.
The woman told police King said he was going to make her drive to Arkansas so he could kill her in a “mud house,” according to the probable cause statement.
A warrant was issued for King’s arrest Friday with a $50,000 cash-only bond.