On Monday, a Chattanooga man and affiliated gang member was arrested by East Ridge police after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and threatening to shoot her.
According to Hamilton County Jail booking reports, Antwain Edmonds, 22, of a Harvest Oak Lane address, was charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault and False Imprisonment. He is being held on a $15,000 bond.
Police were called to Shirl Jo Lane on a domestic assault call, a police report states. When officers arrived, they were unable to make contact with the reporting party and everything appeared to be alright.
A family member of the alleged female victim contacted police and told them that the victim continued to text them in secrecy to let them know she was being threatened by her boyfriend, Edmonds. The victim texted that Edmonds had a gun and that she was being held against her will.
The report states that the victim asked them not to reply back and not to call her for fear of Edmonds realizing that she was using her phone.
Officers were later dispatched to the Walmart at 4150 Ringgold Road to meet with the victim and make a report. The victim told police that a family member went to the Shirl Jo house and was allowed inside. The victim was allowed to leave with the relative and a four-year-old child.
The report states that the victim told police that Edmonds pointed a pistol at her twice and threatened to shoot her and “rearrange her face.” The victim said that the two previous times police responded to the address Edmonds held her and her son down with his hand over their mouths so the police wouldn’t her them.
The victim told police that the entire incident happened because Edmonds, who she said is very controlling, did not want her to leave the residence with a friend. The victim told officers that Edmonds is an “affiliated gang member” of the Treetop Piru’s.
The report states that while the victim was talking with police, she received a text from Edmonds saying that he was going to tear up things in her apartment.
According to the report, believing that Edmonds was still in the apartment, she furnished a key to officers and authorized them to enter. Police went inside and found Edmonds still at the residence. Two firearms magazines were found by police. However, officers did not locate a firearm.