Man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend

ELKHART, Ind. -- A man was arrested after picking up his girlfriend from her work, then refusing to let her get out of the vehicle and threatening to kill her, according to Elkhart Police.

Monday around 2 p.m., police were dispatched to the Motel 6 on Plaza Court after a man picked his girlfriend up from work but refused to let her get out of the vehicle, a white 2012 Hyundai Accent.

Police arrived to the motel and searched their room, but it was empty.

Around 2:40 p.m., an officer located the Hyundai on the RV Hall of Fame property and located the man and woman inside the vehicle.

The woman told police Jashawn Echols-Adell, 21, picked her up from work in the Hyundai. She told him she wanted to go to the motel, but the man drove past  the motel, kept her in the car, and grabbed her phone from her, according to the probable cause affidavit.

She tried to get out of the vehicle multiple times but Echols-Adell wouldn't let her, reports said.

The victim said he threatened to kill her, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Echols-Adell was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. Officers located marijuana in his backpack, reports said.

Echols-Adell faces preliminary charges of criminal confinement-vehicle, criminal recklessness, intimidation and possession of marijuana.

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