Man Arrested After Trapping Woman In His Apartment

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
Gary Owens
Gary Owens

Police were called to a Market Street apartment after a neighbor said she heard a man, Gary Lebron Owens, scream, "I'll kill you!" at a woman across the hall on Wednesday night.

When police arrived, they knocked at the door but the man refused to answer. Police said they could hear a woman screaming, "Let me go! I just want to leave!" over and over.

Shortly after, the woman was able to escape and open the door. She told police she had been trying to leave for an hour before they arrived.

She said she had only gone to Owens' apartment to drink beer. However, she said Owens started taking his clothes off. When she tried to leave, she said he punched her in the right eye and kicked her left foot.

 

She said he then pushed the sofa in front of the door, blocking her exit.

She told police he repeatedly threatened her, saying "If you open that door, I'll kill you!" 

She said he also told her if he saw her out on the street he would kill her. She said she was scared for her life.

When police went inside Owens' apartment, they found a glass pipe used to smoke crack cocaine. Police said Owens admitted to being a long time user of crack cocaine.


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