Police: Man charged after stuffing girlfriend in trunk - WKRN News 2

Police: Man charged after stuffing girlfriend in trunk

Posted: Updated: Aug 5, 2013 05:43 PM
Police say Twan Hendricks, 32, assaulted his girlfriend and then locked her in the truck of his car. Police say Twan Hendricks, 32, assaulted his girlfriend and then locked her in the truck of his car.

A 32-year-old man remains in the Metro jail Monday afternoon on a variety of charges after police say he "stuffed" his girlfriend "in the trunk of his car" over the weekend.

Twan Hendricks was arrested after the victim's father called police.

She had gone to her father after escaping from the suspect's car.

According to a Metro police report, the father said his daughter's boyfriend assaulted her the night before, restrained her hands with zip ties, stuffed her into the trunk of a car and left her in a nearby church parking lot in the Greenwood Avenue area of east Nashville.

The woman was able to escape and drive home, where she used a knife to break the zip ties.

The victim then called her father and attempted to gather her belongings to leave the apartment, but her boyfriend arrived as she was leaving and began assaulting her again, according to investigators.

When police arrived, they witnessed the couple in the parking lot.

The victim reported she was able to break out of the car's trunk by finding the emergency release.

Investigators did not indicate how long they believe the victim was in the vehicle.

Hendricks was arrested after authorities saw marks on the victim's wrist that matched both her and her father's stories about what happened.

He is being held on a $95,000 bond on charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault and domestic vandalism.

The car involved was a model later than 2002, when all vehicles were required to have an emergency release lock inside the truck.

Most of the devices are easily accessible and even glow in the dark as Vogely and Todd's Mark Shaw showed News 2.

Most are right in the middle of where you lift up the trunk lid, close to its lock.

Shaw, who has been working in auto repair for 25 years, said he did not think most people were aware of the emergency inside trunk release.

"Obviously, I think they should be," he told News 2. "Maybe even the dealer ought to point it out to any buyer."

Additional information regarding the alleged incident involving Hendricks was not released.

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