Note: This story was updated at 4:26 p.m.
A 39-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault after he allegedly dragged his girlfriend from her bed and pulled her down the driveway at her west Oak Ridge home early Friday morning and fled from police into Knox County, authorities said.
The alleged kidnapping occurred after the woman told her boyfriend, Vinson Tyrone Floyd, 39, that their relationship was over, court records said.
Shortly after that telephone call, at about 12:30 a.m. Friday, a witness alleged he saw Floyd in the victimâ€™s bedroom on top of her. She refused to go outside with Floyd, saying he had put his hands around her throat, the witness told Oak Ridge Police Officer Garrett L. Robbins.
Floyd allegedly dragged the victim out of bed, and he also pulled her down her Gum Hollow Road driveway to his vehicle, court records said.
Floyd allegedly told the victim to â€œbe quiet and get in the car,â€ and she did, according to the records.
The couple was reportedly driving a light-colored Ford Taurus. Oak Ridge officers spotted the car later, but the driver refused to stop, Oak Ridge Police Lt. Robin Smith said. Oak Ridge police pursued it into Knox County.
The Knoxville Police Department later found the vehicle. It had crashed and was abandoned, Smith said.
Floyd, whose address is unknown, was arrested after 11 p.m. Monday night, Smith said.
In addition to aggravated assault and kidnapping, he has also been charged with violation of an order of protection.
Floyd remained jailed in Roane County on Thursday afternoon. He has a court hearing scheduled at 9 a.m. Friday in Roane County General Sessions Court.