Man accused of assault, abduction

A Cutler man was jailed on domestic violence and felony abduction charges after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Sunday morning.

Phillip Zachariah Singer, 24, of 40 Hanover Road, was arrested after his girlfriend, Glenna Santee, 22, reported Singer had held her against her will and punched her multiple times in the face around 5 a.m. Sunday, according to Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.

Santee reported the incident to deputies from her home at 235 Johnson Road in Warren Township around 9:10 a.m., but said the assault had occurred at Singer’s residence in Cutler.

Mincks said Santee had multiple facial injuries, including bruises on both eyes and on the right side of her face. Her face was also swollen, and there were more bruises on both sides of her neck.

Santee said she and Singer became involved in an argument when he started punching her. She attempted to leave the bedroom, but Singer would not allow her to leave. Santee said she pleaded with Singer several times to let her go, but he physically restrained her, pushed her onto the bed, held her arms, and continued to punch her in the face with his closed fist.

Santee said she eventually passed out on the bed and was awakened a couple hours later by a friend.

Mincks said Singer fled the scene but was later arrested without incident while walking down Coffman Road. He was charged with domestic violence and felony abduction and placed in the Washington County Jail pending an appearance in Marietta Municipal Court.