PD: Officers caught man assaulting girlfriend

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SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ)- Somerset police say officers caught a man assaulting his girlfriend and holding her against her will. They say 29-year-old Timothy B. Bates was arrested early Wednesday morning.

Investigators say it started when a neighbor called police to report that a man was attacking a woman in an apartment on West Columbia Street.  When police arrived, they say Bates wouldn’t open the door. Investigators say an officer then saw him through a window, dragging his girlfriend by the hair. Police say Bates was trying to force her to tell officers she was okay.

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Police say they kicked the door in, and arrested Bates. They say his girlfriend had minor injuries.