A rural Franklinton man has been arrested and charged with false imprisonment and other offenses.
Jerry Lee Aaron Cox, 39, was arrested late Monday night (Feb. 1) by Franklinton Police Sgt. Jared Stubbs.
In his report, Stubbs said he was near the intersection of Main and Bene Streets in Franklinton when he saw a small Toyota coming up Main Street at a high rate of speed. Stubbs said the Toyota did not stop at the intersection and headed north on Bene Street (Highway 25).
Stubbs reported that he could hear a female in the vehicle screaming and repeatedly asking for help. The officer tried to pull the Toyota over but it continued northward on Highway 25, swerving into the opposite lane several times. The vehicle finally stopped alongside Highway 25 north of the Franklinton city limits.
Cox, the driver, was detained by Sgt. Stubbs. The officer then approached the vehicle and spoke with the female passenger. He said the passenger told him that Cox had refused to alow her get out of the car. In addition, she told Stubbs, Cox struck her after an argument occurred. Finally, she said, Cox took her cell phone so she could not call for help.
Cox was arrested and booked into the Washington Parish Jail on the following charges:
False imprisonment; obstruction of justice; domestic abuse battery - third offense; disobeying a stop sign; improper lane change.
Bond was set at $2,500.