An Oliver Springs man was jailed on aggravated domestic assault and aggravated kidnapping charges early Wednesday morning after he allegedly locked a woman in a room on South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge, hit her in the face, and choked her.
Reginald D. Holland, 46, of Wilson Lane, remained jailed Saturday morning. The alleged assault and kidnapping occurred just after midnight on Jan. 1.
The victim, who also lives in Oliver Springs, had “deep red marks on both cheeks and long red marks around her neck, consistent with someone striking (her) in the face and holding them down by the neck,” Oak Ridge Police Department Officer Christopher Bayless wrote in arrest warrants.
The woman was allegedly unable to breath when Holland held her down by her neck.
Holland told police he didn’t want the victim to leave because “he wanted to know why she was talking to her husband,” the warrants said. Holland told police he pushed the victim and held her down, but he didn’t remember putting his hands around her neck, the warrants said. But he said he might have because the victim started fighting back, Bayless said.
Holland is also charged with property theft. He is accused of stealing $135 from the victim during the assault.