Man accused of forcing girlfriend, at gunpoint, to drive him around
A 20-year-old Ypsilanti Township man held a gun on his girlfriend, forcing her to drive him and another person around after an argument Monday at her Ypsilanti apartment, police said.
According to a statement released by the Ypsilanti Police Department, the man and 18-year-old woman were arguing Monday afternoon in the 700 block of Green Road when he pulled out a gun. Police said the man forced the woman to drive him and another person around, threatening to beat her up if she did not comply.
The woman sent text messages to a friend during the incident and that friend called police, according to the statement.
Police said the man and woman had known each other for several years and had been dating for three weeks.
The man and the other person got out of the woman’s car and she was able to leave the area unharmed. The man was arrested without incident in the 700 block of Nash Avenue in Ypsilanti Township, according to police.
The man has been lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail, where he will stay until he is arraigned.