PRESTONSBURG – A Floyd county man was in court for a preliminary hearing Monday after police say he held his girlfriend against her will.
According to police records, Storm D. Roop, 23, of Prestonsburg, assaulted and held his girlfriend against her will in their after she says, she “dropped their medicine.”
Roop is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, and fourth-degree assault.
In the report, police stated that they arrived at the couples apartment in Prestonsburg to discover the girlfriend, Kandace R. Vicars, who advised police, “that Roop smacked and punched her in the face,” and that Roop held a knife to her throat. Vicars reportedly told police that Roop had also “ripped her pants off and stated to her that he was going to rape her.”
During the hearing, Trooper Brad Martin testified that Vicars did have a “red mark” on her right leg, as well as marks on her right arm under her shoulder, and that she advised police that she did not need any medical attention. Defense attorney Gabriella DiBella, pointed out inconsistencies with the assaults Vicars claimed to have received, and the injuries identified by police upon their arrival.
In conclusion of the hearing, Floyd County District Judge found that probable cause existed to remand the case to a grand jury.
Roop is currently being lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center.
Jackson Latta can be reached at (606) 886-8506.