A Richmond man is accused of keeping his 84-year-old aunt against her will in the basement of the house they share, police said Tuesday.
Mark Blevins, 60, was arrested and charged Monday with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, Richmond police said in a release.
At 9:22 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to the Blevins home on Pleasure Drive in regard to a request for medical assistance.
Upon arrival, officers met with the aunt who thought that Blevins might be suffering from a medical condition that required assistance. Police determined that Blevins was under the influence and he refused medical help.
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However, during the course of their talk with the aunt, officers learned that Blevins had held her against her will in a chair in the basement during the night. Whenever she tried to leave the chair, Blevins allegedly threatened to kill her on numerous occasions, police said.
When officers attempted to take Blevins into custody, he resisted arrest and had to be subdued. Blevins was later lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.
He was also charged with fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening and resisting arrest.