A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday for a McDonough man arrested on false imprisonment and aggravated assault charges.
Ernest Lamont Williams, 46, of McDonough, is also charged with battery and harassing phone calls. He is being held in the Spalding County Jail.
The hearing is scheduled to be in front of Spalding County Chief Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh. According to the court calendar, Williams is listed as representing himself during the hearing.
Williams was arrested Feb. 2 in connection with a Jan. 31 incident reported by the female victim to the Griffin Police Department.
According to a GPD incident report, the victim told police Williams became upset that she dated other men while he was in jail. The victim said Williams attacked her, striking her with his fists, biting her, saying she was going to die and he was going to kill her.
The victim said she attempted to leave the residence while he was in the restroom, but he grabbed her and tried to pull her back into the bedroom. She was able to leave and knock on a neighbor’s door.
Williams was allegedly hitting her while she was yelling for help. He then fled on foot and she was able to call the GPD.
Officers responding to the call observed bite marks on the victim’s face and arms, and bruising and swelling on her arms, face and hand, the incident report states.
After police left the residence, the victim called the GPD back a few hours later. She said Williams had called to tell her he was outside and about to kick in the door. Officers returned to the residence and saw text messages from Williams.
The officer attempted to get the victim to leave the residence for her safety, but she refused, the report states. The officer also gave her information about Promise Place.