Winchester man arrested, charged with unlawful imprisonment

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2023

By Matt Cizek and Warren Taylor

A Winchester man faces a first-degree unlawful imprisonment charge stemming from an alleged incident on April 12.

According to the arrest citation, 33-year-old Timothy Ruby allegedly lured a woman to an apartment on Oxford Drive under false pretenses.

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The woman, whom the Sun will not identify for privacy reasons, told Winchester Police she was contacted by a man calling himself “Mark R” on a dog-sitting website, and the two arranged a meeting time.

Once the woman arrived at the residence for the initial meet and greet with the dog, Ruby allegedly locked the door behind her, at which point she noticed he did not have a dog, according to the arrest citation.

The woman quickly told Ruby that she needed to leave, at which point he begged her to stay.

An unspecified time later, after the woman left the apartment, the police were called.

Police contacted Ruby the next day, according to the arrest citation.

During his interview, Ruby confirmed that he was on the dog-sitting website and arranged to meet with the woman.

According to the arrest citation, Ruby said the initial plan was to meet at Starbucks, but “he did not want to meet up in a public space because his intentions were to get her [the woman] inside his apartment and have sex with her.”

Ruby corroborated the woman’s story that he locked the door behind her and that she immediately asked to leave. According to the arrest citation, Ruby also said he tried to get her to stay and attempted to hug her. The woman blocked him from doing so and left the apartment shortly thereafter.

When asked what he would have done to the woman if he got his arms around her, Ruby told police he would have tried to initiate sex with her, according to the arrest citation.

Ruby is currently lodged at the Clark County Detention Center with a $20,000 cash bail.