By ZEINAB NAJM
RIVERVIEW — The Wayne County Prosector’s Office has charged Kyle Duke, 21, of Riverview in connection to a domestic violence incident involving a 19-year-old Garden City woman.
Duke was charged with one count of unlawful imprisonment, a 15-year felony; one count of felonious assault, a four-year felony; and one count of domestic violence, a 93-day misdemeanor.
He was arraigned in front of 27th District Court Judge Elizabeth DiSanto who set bond at $30,000, or 10 percent, with a required GPS tether if bond is posted. Duke is also not allowed to consume drugs or alcohol and is cannot possess firearms or weapons.
A probable cause hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 11 in 27th District Court.
Riverview police responded to an apartment complex in the 17000 block of Fort Street on a report of a woman who had been assaulted. Once at the scene, officers located the woman who had several serious but non-life threatening injuries to her face an head.
She alleged that her boyfriend had repeatedly punched and kicked her and had taken her cellphone to prevent her from calling for help.
The woman alleged that Duke held a knife to her throat, attempted to strangle her and prevented her from leaving his apartment against her will.
According to a Riverview police press release, the woman was eventually able to get her phone, exit the apartment and text her mother for help.
Officers took Duke into custody without incident, and the woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she was later discharged.
“It’s always troubling to see anyone entailed in a violent relationship,” Police Chief Ronald Beggs said in the release. “We’re grateful that the victim’s injuries were not more significant given the alleged involvement of a knife during the incident. The charges authorized by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office reflect the seriousness of the suspect’s alleged actions.”
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])