LEESVILLE, La. (KPLC/Gray News) – Police say a Louisiana man chained his fiancée in the bedroom after accusing her of infidelity.
Robert Allen McCrary, 30, is accused of placing an 8 1/2-foot chain around each of the woman’s wrists with padlocks, according to Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft.
Craft said authorities began investigating the disturbance at a Leesville residence around 5:45 p.m. on June 22. Deputies found McCrary and his father arguing because McCrary had accused his fiancée of infidelity, KPLC reports.
Deputies were able to calm the two men and leave the scene, but Vernon Parish dispatchers informed them that a woman had arrived at the sheriff’s office in connection with the trouble call.
The woman flagged down a driver, who happened to be an off-duty assistant, Craft said. Because the woman had a padlocked chain on her wrists and because of facial injuries, the deputy brought her to the sheriff’s office.
The woman told authorities she was McCrary’s fiancée and that he continually accused her of being unfaithful, Craft said. She said his paranoia led him to chain her up, Craft said. She told authorities she had a toddler and was currently pregnant.
The woman said McCrary chained her to a clothesline that stretched across the bedroom and locked the chain so she couldn’t leave the bedroom, Craft said. McCrary sometimes walked her around the yard while holding the chain, she told deputies.
The woman said McCrary would examine her and get angry, saying he could sense another man’s presence on her, Craft said.
The woman said she was chained in the bedroom for three days before being released when McCrary chained her to the kitchen table as he went out and argued with a neighbor, Craft said.
Craft said the woman had numerous discolorations and bruises on her face and head. She said McCrary slapped and punched her in the face, causing her to hit her face against an air conditioning unit, Craft said.
Deputies returned to the home and arrested McCrary, who said it was the woman’s idea to be chained up inside the residence, Craft said.
McCrary was arrested on one count of false imprisonment and one count of domestic violence battery.
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