Police: Homeless Fayetteville Man Threatens To Cut Girlfriend’s Head Off
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A homeless Fayetteville man threatened to cut his girlfriend’s head off on Tuesday (Sept. 9), police say
Police talked to the victim at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 10), and she said that her boyfriend, Jody Drain, 48, of Fayetteville had threatened to “kill her and cut her head off,” according to court documents.
Both the victim and suspect are homeless and were in a car parked in the woods near Leeper Drive on Tuesday night in Fayetteville when Drain became upset, court documents state.
He started to hit the vehicle and throw things out of it, scaring her, according to court documents.
She tried to call for help, but he took her phone from her and turned it off, court documents state.
After he took her phone, he was holding a large fillet knife and told her “if she did call the police, he would cut her head off and leave here where no one would find her before the police could get there to help,” according to court documents.
The victim told police she tried to leave, but he would not let her get out of the car. He continued to threaten her and keep her awake through the night, court documents state.
On Wednesday morning at 9 a.m., they drove into town to get food, and when they stopped, she was able to sneak away and get to the police station, according to court documents.
That same day at 11:20 a.m., Drain was found driving southbound on North College Avenue in the victim’s car. The suspect was detected driving at speeds of 40 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone, and he was stopped by police shortly afterwards, court documents state.
Drain was taken into custody, and police found several knives in his car, including a large fillet knife. Police also found a marijuana cigarette and more marijuana in the vehicle, according to court documents.
He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and faces charges of aggravated assault on a family or household member, kidnapping, interference with emergency communication, possession of a controlled substance and speeding, according to the jail’s intake report.
Drain’s bond has been set at $5,000, police said.
His first hearing is scheduled for Friday (Sept. 12) at 7:45 a.m., the jail’s intake report states.