OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Authorities have arrested a Calhoun man accused of holding a woman captive for days and beating her multiple times at various places around the parish.
According to court records, the investigation into the case began on Nov. 29, 2019, around 3:21 a.m. That's when the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office says they responded to a domestic disturbance at 319 Pink Street, which is in the Brownsville-Bawcomville area.
Callers reported that "a guy is taking a woman" and that a man had a woman by the hair. They say this man eventually left the area in a black Jeep.
He was later identified as 22-year-old Michael Vincent Vaughn.
Deputies say when they made contact with the victim she appeared badly injured. She had a broken tooth and severe bruising to her head, chest, and abdomen area.
According to records, the victim told deputies that the violence began two days prior, on Nov. 27, at their home in the 100 block of Connie Walters Road in Calhoun.
She said Vaughn accused her of cheating and threatened to kill her if she left the home. She said Vaughn held her captive for two days and beat her with his hands and a baseball bat. She said he also strangled her.
On Nov. 29, she told investigators, Vaughn stole a Jeep from a neighbor and forced the victim into the vehicle. She said Vaughn drove her to a camp on Danna Road because he thought she was hiding a cell phone there. She said he beat her again when he couldn't find it. She said he then drove her to Cheniere Lake Area 3 and beat her there as well. Finally, she said, he drove her to Pink Street where she screamed and witnesses came to her aid.
A warrant was issued for Vaughn's arrest. He was arrested on Dec. 4, according to booking information.
Vaughn was booked in the Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of theft of a motor vehicle, domestic abuse battery strangulation, aggravated second-degree battery, and second-degree kidnapping.
Bond was listed at $300,000.00.