Man charged with assault, holding woman against her will

A Clark County man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and held her against her will.

Jonathan Bryan Turner, 37, of 129 Summerhill Way, was arrested Saturday evening, according to court records, and charged with fourth-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

According to the arrest citation, Clark County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 1430 Westwood Drive at 7:14 p.m. Saturday. The victim Lauren Farhat told deputies she went to Turner’s residence to retrieve her bank card. She said Turner grabbed her and hit her in the head several times. She said he then put his hand over her mouth and said she could not leave because he knew she would call the police.

The citation did not say how long she was held. Deputies said she had a large cut over her right eye and cuts on her right hand.

When they spoke to Turner at his residence, Turner said he did not remember any incident and nothing happened. Deputies noted he had several cuts on his hands and arms, and he appeared to be intoxicated.

While escorting Turner to the police cruiser, deputies said he tried to pull away the deputies. After they went to the ground, Turner allegedly rolled around and tried to kick the deputies. He was eventually brought under control and lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.

Turner pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday in Clark District Court. He is being held on a $1,000 cash bond.