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A Wymore man is accused of false imprisonment after allegedly refusing to let a woman leave a residence.

Wymore police arrested Justis D. Barnhouse, 23, on Monday for second-degree false imprisonment, two counts negligent child abuse and criminal mischief.

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of East L Street, where a woman said Barnhouse had not let her leave the residence since Saturday.

According to Gage County Court documents, the victim said that on Sunday night her two daughters, ages 3 and 6, were woken up by Barnhouse, who was yelling at the victim in a manic state.

He allegedly yanked the victim out of a recliner while she was holding the girls, causing them to "go flying."

Barnhouse is accused of choking the victim in front of the two girls and was pulling her by the ears.

Red marks were observed on her ears. Multiple bruises were also visible on the victim.

He then allegedly got a knife, but court documents indicate he did not threaten the victim or children with it.

On Monday, the victim and children got to a car, and Barnhouse allegedly chased the vehicle as it drove away.

Barnhouse allegedly made claims to police and jail workers indicating he may try and harm himself, and was transported to the crisis center under emergency protective custody.

His next hearing is set for Nov. 7.



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