Denison Police said a 25-year-old woman escaped from her boyfriend this week after he allegedly assaulted her over a period of several days and prevented her from leaving her residence.
Lt. Mike Eppler said the woman reported that her 22-year-old boyfriend had slapped, kicked, punched and choked her. Citing the ongoing investigation, Eppler said he could not elaborate on how the man prevented the woman from leaving her residence, but added that she did have access to food and water. The incident was reported in the 100 block of Vandenburg Drive, but it was unclear whether the address pertained to the woman’s residence or the location where she made contact with officers, following her escape.
“They went out in a vehicle to go somewhere and when she got the opportunity, she just took off,” Eppler said. “She then went to a relative’s house and called police.”
The woman did not undergo medical treatment or require hospitalization for her injuries.
Eppler said the man had not been arrested as of Wednesday afternoon, but the department would refer the case over to the Grayson County District Attorney’s office for the consideration of charges.
“It sounds like she did everything she could at the time to get away,” Eppler said of the woman. “Fortunately, she is going to be OK.”