Child Taken, Man Arrested After ‘Knocking Out’ Girlfriend
A Springdale man is facing kidnapping and aggravated assault charges after his girlfriend said he beat her up, choked her and then disappeared with her infant son.
Brentley Wolfgang, 24, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Sunday morning and was released on $5,000 bond in the afternoon, according to the Sheriff’s Department website.
A preliminary police report said Wolfgang’s girlfriend, Tiffany Proctor, 22, told officer the couple began arguing in the car drive to their home shortly after midnight Sunday. Proctor said Wolfgang hit her but doesn’t know how many times because she was “knocked out,” the report said.
Proctor told officers she regained consciousness when Wolfgang was dragging her into their house and, once inside, he began to punch and back-hand her again, the report said. Proctor said Wolfgang also choked her, and the report said officers noticed red marks on the woman’s neck and she had a swollen and discolored right eye.
Proctor said she attempted to call for help but Wolfgang covered her mouth with his hand, the report said. The report said Proctor was “knocked out” a second time and, when she revived, her infant son was not at home.
The report did not specify how old the child was, but Proctor told officers Wolfgang had no parental rights.
The report said Wolfgang was arrested about two hours later at his brother’s home in Bentonville. He is also facing misdemeanor charges of third-degree domestic battery and endangering the welfare of a minor, according to the Sheriff’s Department website.