BY SABRINA BATES
DRESDEN (September 15) – A Dresden man wanted for kidnapping, aggravated burglary and domestic assault was taken into custody by Dresden Police Chief Chris Crocker last week.
Torres Washington, 24, was sought by police officers after he apparently broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in Martin in late January. An affidavit notes Washington knocked on a side door of the victim’s apartment the evening of January 24, 2020. When she heard his voice, the victim stated she locked the door and ran to her bedroom to call 911. Before she could make the call, Washington reportedly busted through the side door and began hitting the victim in the face and head. Washington took her phone and told her he wasn’t leaving without her. The victim, in fear for her life, got into the vehicle with Washington and the two drove around Martin while she fell in and out of consciousness.
The victim reportedly convinced Washington she needed to go to the hospital and he dropped her off at University Courts, where she fled on foot and went to a friend’s home.
The victim eventually went to the hospital where Martin Police officers found she had a stitched lip and bruising to her mouth, forehead and cheek. An officer noted a muddy footprint outside of her apartment and damage to her door casing.
Dresden Chief Crocker observed Washington at TJ’s Market in Dresden Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Crocker told Washington there were several warrants for his arrest and prior to taking him into custody, the suspect fled on foot across the highway into a wooded area. Crocker apprehended Washington in the woods and apparently found him in possession of several marijuana joints.
Washington is facing charges of violation of probation (circuit), vandalism, aggravated burglary, domestic assault, kidnapping, evading arrest and simple possession of Schedule VI (marijuana).
He is being held in the Weakley County Detention Center.