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Police say man threatened victim with shotgun

Police say man threatened victim with shotgun

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville man has been charged with aggravated domestic assault after allegedly throwing a woman in a trunk.

According to a report from the Clarksville Police Department, police responded to a call at 228 Castle Heights Wednesday, July 24 around 3 a.m. The victim said she and her boyfriend, Charles Meriwether, had been arguing at a residence on Franklin Street. She wanted to leave, but said he refused to drive her home, so she began to walk and made it as far as University Ave.

The victim said Meriwether, 19, followed her in his car, picked her up, and took her back to Franklin St. She said when she got out of the vehicle, he attempted to fight her and when she refused, he threw her in the trunk and shut it.

She said several minutes later he returned wielding a shotgun and threatened to shoot her. The victim was able to push the trunk open and escape.

Meriwether was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $50,000.

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