Man arrested on battery charge

A Greenwood man was arrested after police said he forced his girlfriend inside his truck and refused to let her out of the vehicle as he drove.

Timothy Duke, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal confinement and battery.

The sheriff’s office got a report of a woman who had been forced into a vehicle around 3 p.m. Tuesday. A deputy stopped Duke’s truck on Olive Branch Road and ordered Duke out of the vehicle at gunpoint, the report.

Duke told the deputy that he had been arguing with the woman, who was his girlfriend, and he had been trying to prevent her from getting out of the vehicle while it was moving so that she wouldn’t be hurt, the report said.

The woman told police that Duke had forced her into the vehicle. She said she tried to get out of the vehicle because he was driving recklessly and that he hit and bit her while driving. The woman was taken to Community Hospital South for treatment, the report said.

Duke, 5462 W. Smokey Row Road, was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was released on $2,200 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.