Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Former Officer Johnny Seay Arrested for Beating Woman and Keeping her Prisoner


A former local police officer was arrested Monday after he allegedly beat a woman and kept her prisoner inside his house, the police said.

At 11:24 a.m. Monday, a woman told Falmouth police she had been assaulted and locked away inside a Gonsalves Lane house for five hours. Johnny Seay, 65, was arrested at his home Monday and arraigned yesterday in Falmouth District Court.

Police said the woman showed signs of physical abuse but was not taken to the hospital. She also told police Seay threatened to kill her if she reported him.

It is not known how she escaped the house, police said.

Seay left the police department in 1978 on disability, according to the Times archives.

Seay faces multiple charges, including assault and battery, kidnapping, intimidating a witness and threatening to commit a crime (murder), according court records.

He was released without having to post bail and the court ordered him to stay away from the alleged victim. He faces a pretrial hearing Dec. 11.

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