A Malden woman’s husband held her against her will and beat her for a week before she escaped. Malden Police arrested Lonnie Campbell last week for brutally beating his wife and holding her against her will. Campbell faces charges of 1 st degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. According to the victim’s statements, this was a vicious crime.
"He had tied her up with a pair of shoe strings punched her several times in the face, mid torso of her body and in her back," said Chief Jerrod Bullock with the Malden Police. "She stated that while she was tied up he choked her and also used a belt and hit her in the back of the head with a hammer. He held her against her will there for approximately one week."
Campbell’s wife escaped their home and fled to her mother’s residence for help, Bullock said. The woman was treated for her injuries at a local hospital and released.
When officers searched the home, they recovered evidence supporting her report including the hammer the said Campbell used to hit her in the back of the head. Campbell is in the Dunklin County Jail on a $75,000 bond.