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Sikeston man accused of hitting woman, not letting her leave house

Wilburn L. Gifford (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office) Wilburn L. Gifford (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

A Sikeston, Missouri man is accused of hitting a woman and not letting her leave a home.

Wilburn L. Gifford, 41, of Sikeston, was charged with class C felony domestic assault second degree and class C felony of felonious restraint.

According to Sheriff Rick Walter, on Tuesday, November 10, deputies responded to 657 County Highway 449 in Sikeston for a report of a domestic in which the victim ran to a neighbor's home.

When deputies arrived, the victim told them she had been assaulted by Gifford and he allegedly did not let her leave the home for about six hours.

Gifford allegedly told the victim he was going to kill her.

The victim told officers that Gifford eventually fell asleep. She said she found her phone, snuck outside, hid behind the neighbor's house and called 911.

According to Sheriff Walter, the victim had bruising to her face, under her chin, around her neck and arm.

Sheriff Walter said Gifford was found at the home. He was arrested and taken to the Scott County Jail.

His bond was set at $1,500 cash only and no contact with the victim.

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