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Man tried to tie girlfriend with zip tie, police say

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man was arrested Thursday after police said he tried to tie his girlfriend's hands to prevent her from leaving.

Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers got a cellphone call from a woman screaming for help; a man's voice was heard in the background allegedly threatening her. Dispatchers traced the call to 205 A Dorfer Drive, near Mink Shoals, and deputies arrived there at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Humphreys said the woman, Stacey Ann Schoolcraft, was outside and had minor injuries to her chest and arms. Schoolcraft told deputies she wanted to leave but her live-in boyfriend, Adam Lee Arnold, parked his car behind hers.

Arnold then tried to tie her hands together with a zip tie, and she called 911 during the struggle, Humphreys said. Deputies said they found a long white zip tie in the garage at the residence.

Arnold, 36, was arrested at an apartment nearby and charged with domestic assault and domestic battery, both misdemeanors.

He was arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court and later released from South Central Regional Jail after posting a $5,000 property or $500 cash bail.


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