Man allegedly beats woman

Published on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:26


PLAINVILLE - A local man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a woman in a Plainville motel.

Ricky Freeman, 56, of 213 West Main St., allegedly picked a woman up and slammed her down to the ground numerous times and punched her in the face several times as well, according to the police report.

Police said they were contacted Tuesday about the incident, which occurred the day before at the Advance Motel, 124 New Britain Ave. There, Freeman was with a female friend when he allegedly asked the woman for money. After telling him no, the woman told police, Freeman then allegedly picked her up from behind and slammed her to the ground, the report said. Police said he did this several more times.

Then, according to the report, Freeman allegedly sat the woman down and punched her in the face multiple times, so much so that her nose and one of her ears started to bleed, the report said. He then grabbed the woman by the neck, picked her up and slammed her on the ground once again, according to police. Police also allege he threatened to kill the woman.

Initially, the woman did not call police. She told officers she was afraid of what Freeman would do once he found out she reported him. Police said she had bruising on her face, neck and arms and scrapes on her forearms and elbows.

The woman was taken to Bristol Hospital for treatment.

Police were able to locate Freeman on Tuesday and speak with him. He denied any violence and alleged that the woman was so intoxicated that she needed to be removed from the motel room. He was arrested after speaking with officers and held in custody overnight.

Freeman was arraigned Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court on charges of third-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct. He was ordered held on $100,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 18 to enter a plea.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:26. Updated: Wednesday, 4 October 2017 22:29.