Texas man jailed for allegedly beating and starving Bumble date, released on $50k bond: reports
A Texas man accused of beating and starving a woman he met on the dating app Bumble has been released from jail after posting $50,000 bond, a according to reports.
Fox station KRIV in Houston, Texas reported that Zachary Kent Mills, 21, was arrested by Harris County deputies last week and charged with aggravated kidnapping in the first degree.
Deputies from the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office responded to a call in Tomball, Texas on Dec. 29 after reports of a woman being assaulted by a man she met online, later identified as Mills.
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After an investigation, deputies determined the victim had been at Mill’s residence five days earlier and was allegedly held against her will.
The woman also said she was sexually assaulted several times before she finally went to seek help from a neighbor.
Court documents say the victim said when she arrived at his apartment, Mills tried to have sex with her, and as soon as she rejected his advances, he began assaulting her. at her with a closed fist, she wouldn’t let go, and she would bite her. on the neck and face, KRIV reported.
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The victim also told authorities that Mills hit her with the handle of a screwdriver when her hands got tired.
Police said the victim said she was denied food and water while at the Mill residence and suffered “serious physical injuries” from the attack.
She was taken to an area hospital and treated for her injuries.
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Constable Mark Herman made a statement last week saying that Mills was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail on a charge of first degree kidnapping.
Bond was set at $50,000, which Mills was able to post for his release from jail.