WARNER ROBINS -- A 28-year-old Houston County man is accused of dragging his girlfriend by her hair down a gravel road after he yanked her out of a neighbor’s home.
Matthew Devine Dyer is also accused of punching her in the face and knocking out two of her teeth, according to a Houston County sheriff’s office incident report. He also allegedly wouldn’t let her leave his home for three days.
Dyer was arrested late Tuesday night on charges of aggravated battery, simple battery and false imprisonment in an earlier incident at his home on North U.S. 41 near Centerville.
Dyer allegedly assaulted his 25-year-old girlfriend after she went to a neighbor’s house to use the phone to call her mother late Sunday night, according to the report.
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While she was on the phone, Dyer allegedly arrived and began dragging her outside. He allegedly punched her and pulled her with such force that she lost her pants in the struggle, the report said.
Her mother arrived and saw her being dragged by her hair wearing only a tank top. The mother told sheriff’s deputies that Dyer pushed her to the ground when she attempted to help her daughter.
Dyer fled the scene before deputies arrived and a police bulletin was posted for him. He was being held Wednesday without bond at the Houston County jail.
To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.