Kenneth Ward

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, a Fayetteville man was arrested Friday after a slew of domestic violence charges.

Kenneth Ward has been charged with unlawful detention, domestic battery, malicious assault and brandishing a deadly weapon after deputies detained him a few hours after being sent to a home on Short Creek Lane.

According to the news release, deputies responded to a call that a male was holding a female victim against her will.

Deputies learned that Ward had allegedly been using padlocks on the outside of doors to keep the female detaied and, after she escaped through a window, chased her down, dragging her back into the home by the neck and allegedly threatening her with a knife.

Ward is currently being held at the Southern Regional Jail on $15,000 bond.

Matt Combs

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