An Abingdon man has been arrested after authorities said he assaulted a woman on Tuesday.
Michael David Beck was charged with malicious wounding, strangling another causing wounding or injury, abduction by force and preventing help by telephone. Additional charges are pending, as the investigation is ongoing, the Abingdon Police Department said Thursday.
Police initially began investigating after a woman covered in blood, with her hands bound behind her back, was found in the area of Bradley Street and Preston Street. The woman told police she had been held against her will by Beck.
Police said they learned that Beck had assaulted the woman, bound her hands behind her back and then struck her in the head with a bat. She was able to escape and seek help at a local business, police said.
Beck is being held without bail at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon.
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