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Man charged with kidnapping and assault of girlfriend

Man charged with kidnapping and...

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say a domestic violence incident migrated into the workplace of a woman who was beaten and kidnapped by her boyfriend on December 1. 

According to court documents, the victim showed up to work visibly upset and was sent home. She returned two more times inquiring about her paycheck. On her second visit, the manager noticed her face was swollen. She said her boyfriend, Dann Babcox, had kicked her, punched her in the face and dragged her through the parking lot while the car was still moving.

Babcox then came into MOD Pizza visibly angry to get his girlfriend. She went with him, telling police she was afraid that if she didn't, he'd assault her. 

A recent report from the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence says an astounding 65 percent of workplaces in the United States do not have a domestic violence prevention policy; because MOD Pizza has a strict anti-harassment policy, a manager made a call that helped his co-worker.

Spokane Police arrested Babcox on charges of kidnapping and assault. He appeared in court Thursday and is being held on a $10,000 bond.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence, you can call the YWCA 24-hour hotline at 509-789-9297.


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