(July 27, 2018) Nicholas Richard Langshaw, 38, of Wilmington, Delaware was arrested for false imprisonment and second-degree assault following a domestic dispute last Tuesday at approximately 6:44 p.m. in the 13000 block of Wight Street.
Following an argument the previous evening with her boyfriend, later identified as Langshaw, the woman said she was forbidden from leaving the apartment.
When the woman initially contacted police she advised Langshaw has left the unit, but when police arrived she called to say he had returned.
Police who responded spotted the woman on a second-floor balcony and said she claimed Langshaw would not permit her to leave the unit.
Police said Langshaw eventually came outside and admitted the couple had been arguing the previous evening and said his girlfriend had locked herself in bedroom but would not provide further details.
Police said the woman alleged Langshaw had prevented her from leaving the apartment multiple times the night before, physically dragging her back inside each time.
Police said the woman also claimed Langshaw took the phone out of her hand each time she tried to contact police or others for assistance.
When questioned Langshaw said the couple had argued the day prior and admitted preventing the woman from leaving, but claimed it was an attempt to continue the conversation.