A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a Griffin man charged with false imprisonment.
According to the Spalding County Magistrate Court preliminary hearing calendar, a virtual hearing for Dydricous Bernard Harps, 31, is scheduled. The virtual hearings will be held in the Magistrate Courtroom at the Spalding County Courthouse. Hearings begin at 10 a.m.
Harps is charged with false imprisonment and simple battery. His attorney is listed as a public defender.
According to a Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Harps was arrested Saturday, Nov. 28.
According to an SCSO incident report, a deputy responded to a call of a domestic dispute in progress on Nov. 28 at 4:08 a.m. at 1719 North Expressway, Griffin — the address for the Days Inn.
According to the report, as the deputy was looking for the correct room, he saw the female victim leaning against the door frame of the room and “appeared to be breathing quite heavily” and “appeared to be in some sort of distress.”
According to the report, the deputy saw a man (later identified as Harps) behind the victim and when he saw the deputy, he ran into the bathroom.
The victim told the deputy there was an argument and she wanted to leave. She said Harps blocked the door and would not let her leave. When they tried to get past him, he pushed her, causing her to stumble back and knock everything off a nightstand.
According to the report, Harps told police there was an argument and nothing else happened.