http://www.kpho.com/news/22006647/detail.htmlA 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion he cut off a portion of his girlfriend’s finger with a sword, Yavapai County sheriff’s deputies said.
Ronald Olivier had also threatened to kill her and his 68-year-old mother during an incident on Dec. 12, deputies said.
Deputies said the victim told them Olivier had been drinking all day and became upset with her attitude toward him.
Olivier locked her and his mother in a room and threatened to harm them with the sword if they attempted to leave, deputies said. At one point, he began hitting her with the sword and threatened to kill both of them, sheriff’s investigators said.
Olivier's girlfriend attempted to escape at least twice, deputies said. Olivier told her she needed to be punished and earn his trust and demanded to cut off one of her fingers, deputies said.
Under threat of death, he placed her hand on a table and cut off a portion of her left pinky finger with the sword, deputies said. Olivier refused to let her recover the severed finger, investigators said. The victim ran to a neighbor's home and sought help, deputies said.
http://www.azcentral.com/12news/news...r18-ON-CP.htmlPolice believe that under threat of death, Oliver placed his girlfriend's hand on a table and cut off a portion of her left pinky finger with the double-edged, 2-foot samurai sword. When Olivier refused to let her recovered the severed finger, she ran to a neighbor's home and sought help, police said.
Police immediately went on a search for Olivier in the surrounding areas. A couple hours later, while the search was still ongoing, deputies were informed Olivier had returned to the home, where police arrested him.
Medics at the scene were able to locate the victim's finger and take her to Verde Valley Medical Center, where doctors were unable to reattach her finger.
Olivier faces charges on counts of kidnapping per domestic violence, aggravated assault, preventing use of a telephone per domestic violence, criminal damage, and resisting arrest.
D'Evelyn said Olivier has a history of domestic violence with at least one assault case earlier this year.
He remained in custody on a $150,000 bond and was due in court the following Friday.