Crime

Woman freed after boyfriend spent two days torturing her with a bat, she says

Jeffrey McQueary is accused of beating a woman with a bat and holding her against her will for two days.
Jeffrey McQueary is accused of beating a woman with a bat and holding her against her will for two days. Casey County jail

A Liberty man has been arrested on charges that he assaulted his girlfriend and held her against her will for two days.

Casey County sheriff’s deputies went to the home of Jeffrey McQueary, 43, on Dry Ridge Road in response to a domestic violence call just after noon Monday, Casey District Court records.

McQueary’s girlfriend told them that he had refused to allow her to leave for two days.

She had marks on her face, back, legs and ribs, and she told deputies that McQueary had hit her with a bat and with his hands and had poked her eyes with his fingers.

Earlier that day, she said, McQueary had sent her to a neighbor’s home to get cigarettes, telling her that “if she didn’t come back, he would hurt the neighbor,” according to court records.

While she was there, McQueary’s girlfriend told the neighbor that she needed help because he wouldn’t let her leave. When she left the neighbor’s home, she took off running to try to get away, but McQueary chased her, caught her and dragged her into the house,” according to the sheriff’s office.

McQueary was arrested and was taken to the Casey County jail.

His girlfriend was taken by ambulance to Casey County Hospital.

McQueary is charged with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping of an adult and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) with minor injury. He is being held on $100,000 bond, according to the jail website.

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