Louisville man threatens to murder woman and dump her body in Waterfront Park
Police say the victim's eye was swollen and bruised where Billy Embry had tried to "gouge it out."
Monday, February 2nd 2015, 12:54 pm EST
Monday, February 2nd 2015, 12:59 pm EST
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a Louisville man after he threatened to murder a woman, then dump her body at Waterfront Park.
According to an arrest report, it happened on Saturday, Jan. 31, just before 12:30 a.m.
Police say they were dispatched to an apartment near the corner of S. 4th Street and Winkler Avenue, after someone reported a domestic violence incident taking place there. When officers arrived, they found the victim -- a woman -- in an upstairs apartment, who told the officers that the perpetrator -- 35-year-old Billy J. Embry -- had left.
But that wasn't true, according to police. Police say they saw Embry peeking through a downstairs window, and eventually discovered him hiding. Once he was taken into custody, police say the victim opened up about what happened.
The woman allegedly claimed that Embry had been assaulting her for over 24 hours. Her eye was swollen and bruised where police say Embry had tried to "gouge it out." Police say she also had a busted lip and blood-stained clothes.
According to the arrest report, the woman told police that Embry attacked her when she received a call from another man while she was in her car at the Kroger on S. 2nd Street, near Central Avenue. He then allegedly drove her to Waterfront Park against her will and threatened to kill her and dump her body there.
Embry was arrested and charged with kidnapping, fourth degree assault and fleeing and evading police.
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