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Woman escapes captor

Reportedly beaten and held hostage in a bathroom by an ex-boyfriend who broke her cell phone and threatened to kill her, a 23-year-old Hillsboro woman escaped last week from a residence in the 300 block of N. Main St. and went for help.

Hillsboro police said Monday that they were called at 7:15 a.m. July 7 to a house a block away, where the victim, whose name and age were redacted from an official offense report, apparently had fled.

She told them her boyfriend had been verbally abusive, broke her phone, kept her in a bathroom, threatened to kill her, and then pulled her into a bedroom and blocked her exit, police said in a news release.

Luis C. Perez, 28, was arrested on suspicion of making a criminal threat, criminally restraining a person, domestic battery, and criminal damage to property.

He remained in jail Tuesday morning in lieu of $10,000 bond.

It was his second arrest in less than a month. On June 14, Perez was arrested on suspicion of battery. The victim in that incident was the same woman. He was released without bond the next day.

Last modified July 19, 2018