POLICE: Louisville man ties wife up, beats her unconscious
A Louisville man is accused of brutally assaulting his wife, beating and choking her until she lost consciousness.
Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 11:18 am EDT
Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 11:40 am EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is accused of brutally assaulting his wife, beating and choking her until she lost consciousness.
According to an arrest warrant, it happened on April 11 at the couple's home in the 2400 block of St. Xavier Street. That's when police say 41-year-old Evan D. Miller ordered his wife to lie down on the living room floor so he could tie her up.
Instead police say she picked up a vase and hit him in the head in an attempt to get away. Miller allegedly hit the victim with his fist several times, knocking her unconsciousness. When she woke up in the living room police say she found "her feet were bound together, thighs tied together and her hands tied behind her back as well as her elbows also being tied."
As the victim screamed and struggled to get free, police say Miller "straddled her and strangled her twice for approximately 30 to 45 seconds each time" causing her to consciousness each time. After regaining consciousness, police say the victim spit on Miller and he then hit her in the face repeatedly.
Police say the abuse continued with Miller kicking the victim in the ribs. That's when police say the victim told them that Miller walked around the house with a knife in his hand and called a friend who owns a salvage yard, asking if he could dump a dead body.
According to the arrest warrant, around 4 or 5 a.m., Miller became apologetic and untied her. He than gave her a ride to the ER at University Hospital and went inside with her.
When a nurse asked the victim to report the incident, Miller left the hospital and the victim went with him against medical advice. On April 13, two days after the assault began, Miller took his wife to Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. The victim told hospital staff she had been jumped by two men.
Police say the victim finally got away from Miller and called police from a neighbor's home. She suffered two black eyes, facial and rib fractures, bruising on her wrist and a fractured big toe.
A warrant was issued for Miller's arrest and he was taken into custody on May 18.
Miller is charged with assault - domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment. He remains jailed on a $75,000 cash bond.
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