The Richmond Register

Crime

August 12, 2013

Man charged with repeatedly assaulting girlfriend

RICHMOND — A McIntosh Drive man faces numerous charges after police say he assaulted his girlfriend Aug. 4 and returned four days later, forcing his way into her apartment and attacking her again while she tried to flee with her baby.

Police responded Aug. 4 to a home in the 700 block of North Third Street to investigate a 911 hang-up call, according to an RPD report. Officers met with a woman who reported that her boyfriend, 23-year-old Simeon Mullins, had assaulted her. 

The victim had red marks on both her neck and arms, the report stated. Mullins had fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.

Police again responded Thursday to the same residence to investigate another report of domestic violence. 

Officers met with with the woman who reported that Mullins had returned and forced his way past her and into the apartment.

Once inside, Mullins attacked the woman again, striking her in the face, arms and legs numerous times, according to the report.

The victim picked up her 3-week-old child and was able to get out of the apartment only to have Mullins pull her back inside and assault her again, the report stated.

He then took out a handgun he had on him and waved it around in a threatening manner before fleeing the scene, the victim told police.

The investigating RPD officers obtained arrest warrants for Mullins in connection with both incidents, charging him with first-degree burglary, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, two counts of fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree wanton endangerment.

Officers spotted Mullins shortly after midnight Sunday on Leighway Drive. They reported that he disobeyed orders to stop and fled on foot. 

Mullins was seen dropping a handgun during the pursuit. It was recovered by the officers, the report stated. 

After he was caught and detained, Mullins was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police and tampering with physical evidence in addition to being served with the previously obtained warrants.

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