Police: Fayetteville Man Kicks In Girlfriend’s Door, Threatens To Cut Himself

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A Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday (May 28) after he kicked in his girlfriend’s door and refused to allow her to leave him, according court documents.

The man was identified as Samuel J. Mayhall, 21, according to a preliminary report from the Fayetteville Police Department.

Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Wynstone Dr. in Fayetteville in response to a report of a disturbance.

The victim told police that she had a fight with her boyfriend and went into her bedroom to pack things and leave. She locked the door, the report states.

After refusing to let him in, the victim said Mayhall kicked in her door and stood in the doorway refusing to allow her to leave, according to the report.

The victim was eventually able to physically push him out of the way and went toward her car. Mayhall then grabbed a large kitchen knife and followed her, the report states.

He said he was going to cut himself with the knife and made a small cut on his forearm. He even sat in her driver’s seat, not allowing her to leave.

The victim stated she was scared of Mayhall and, “needed a break from the situation.”

Authorities arrived at the residence and arrested Mayhall. He faces charges of domestic assault – 3rd degree and false imprisonment – 2nd degree, according to the report.


  • Sarah 1

    Geez Louise. Has the world gone mad?

    Teach your sons to respect women. No means NO and not ‘maybe’.

  • Garrett

    Hey “chrisssy” how about you shut your mouth. We don’t know both sides of the story. Even if it is as clear cut as the article tries to claim, and knowing both of them I know it’s not, never wish that on someone.

  • Shelby P.

    You are absolutely right. Sam is a great kid who would never do anything to harm anyone, he is being seriously wronged and this article is slander.

  • Jared G

    Chrissy. That was very uncalled for and very wrong for you to say considering I know both of the people involved as well and Sam wouldn’t hurt a fly. This article is making Sam seem insane and he is the farthest from that. I am very disappointed in 5 news with how this article is written. Please people think before you speak or type in this situation.

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