Court docs: Man imprisons, assaults woman for 6 days in Cape Gir - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Court docs: Man imprisons, assaults woman for 6 days in Cape Girardeau

Robert Dean Garrity (Source: Cape Girardeau PD) Robert Dean Garrity (Source: Cape Girardeau PD)
Where the probable cause statement said the assault started. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS) Where the probable cause statement said the assault started. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS)
The house where the probable cause statement said Garrity pushed the victim in a shopping cart to this address. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS) The house where the probable cause statement said Garrity pushed the victim in a shopping cart to this address. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS)
A cart sitting by the house where the probable cause statement said more assault happened. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS) A cart sitting by the house where the probable cause statement said more assault happened. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS)
The front door of the address where the probable cause statement said Garrity assaulted the victim. The front door of the address where the probable cause statement said Garrity assaulted the victim.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A man faces charges after police say he held his girlfriend in a house for several days and assaulted her in Cape Girardeau.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department reports 39-year-old Robert Dean Garrity was arrested on Friday, Jan. 29, on charges of second-degree assault and false imprisonment.

According to a probable-cause statement, the victim told police she had been in a romantic relationship with Garrity for about two months, but it had become increasingly violent.

The woman told police Garrity pushed her up against a wall at the Town House Inn on Jan. 22. During the incident, she suffered an injury that caused her to not be able to walk.

Police say the woman claimed because of the injury Garrity used a shopping cart to take her from the inn to a house on south Hanover St.

Over the next six days, the woman said Garrity kicked and punched her. 

Police say the woman told investigators she tried to leave multiple times, but Garrity wouldn't let her go. She told police that at one point he took her cell phone when she said she was calling police and broke it by throwing it against a wall. 

After that, she said Garrity kept her from leaving or calling for help for three days.

Garrity was arrested on Friday when Sgt. Joey Hann visited the man. At that time, the victim requested to speak with police.

The woman was transported to the hospital for her injuries. Police say she had bruising and swelling that seemed consistent with her account of events.

Prior to these most recent offenses, Garrity was charged with second-degree assault and violating an ex-parte order.

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