A Springhill man is behind bars after he reportedly forcibly raped his significant other.
Dennis R. Ellis, 43, no address given, was arrested Sunday, June 8, and charged with domestic abuse aggravated assault and forcible rape. During a Gwen’s Law hearing Wednesday, bond was set at $600,000.
Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd says on the date of the arrest, a birthday party was hosted for Ellis where several people came to their house.
“From what I know, he got intoxicated and after everybody left late into the morning, he told (the victim) he was going to have sex with her,” Lynd said. “She refused and he physically assaulted her and after he physically assaulted her, he sexually assaulted her.”
Ellis and the victim were living together, the chief says.
Arresting officers were Det. Bryan Montgomery, Sgt. Rex Morse and Officer H.D. Ainshorth.
Ellis was in court Wednesday, and in addition to the high bond, 26th Judicial District Judge Charles Jacobs ordered Ellis not to have any contact with the victim or vice versa. Ellis was ordered not to go within 300 yards of the victim and no presence at a business where alcohol is available.
Lynd says Ellis is still incarcerated at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.