Perry man arrested for alleged false imprisonment, interference

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Dennis Eugene Hein Jr. of Perry was arrested on charges of false imprisonment and interference with official acts.

A Perry man was arrested Saturday after allegedly holding a woman against her will in a garage and threatening to kill her.

Dennis Eugene Hein Jr., 46, of 1724 Lucinda St., Perry, was charged with false imprisonment and interference with official acts.

The incident began about 5 a.m. Saturday, when officers of the Perry Police Department responded to a report of a disturbance in the 500 block of Clearview Drive in Perry.

According to court records, the officers arrived on scene and saw the female victim and two males in a garage.

The officers made contact with the victim, who said Hein allegedly “held her hostage,” and “she felt that she could not leave the garage.”

The victim said Hein was “verbally aggressive,” that he “advanced toward her and pushed her,” that he was “punching the walls of the garage” and that he “told the victim to shut the garage door at least two times while they were inside the garage.”

The victim said Hein told her “that he could kill her at any moment and asked her if she was scared yet,” according to court records.

Hein was arrested for false imprisonment and placed in handcuffs, but “he refused to sit in the back of (the) patrol car” in spite of “multiple commands,” according to court records. The officer finally “had to forcefully place him into the vehicle.”

Hein is scheduled to appear Oct. 9 in Dallas County District Court.

Hein was convicted of first-offense domestic abuse assault in 1998 in Guthrie County District Court. He was convicted of assault in 2002 in Guthrie County District Court. He was convicted of second-offense domestic abuse assault in 2008 in Dallas County District Court. He was convicted of assault causing bodily injury in 2008 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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