Victim: He cut me, tied me up, threatened to kill me

Mug shot of Steven Briggs (Photo courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police were called to an apartment complex in the city Saturday morning around 6.  Once they got there they found blood and an apartment in disarray.  Police say a female victim was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center North for treatment.

Officers spoke with the woman.  She said her live in boyfriend Steven Briggs became violent in their bedroom, took a knife, started cutting her on her chin and neck, and told her he was going to kill her.  According to court documents, the woman told police Briggs forced her into the living room and tied her to a chair and told her he was leaving but would be back in 15 minutes to kill her.

Police were unable to track down Briggs Saturday.  A tip came in Wednesday, and police found Briggs in the 300 block of Kinsmoor.  He was taken in for questioning and was read his rights.  Briggs told police he came home and found his girlfriend tied to a chair and got scared and ran off.

Briggs faces a charge of domestic violence, criminal recklessness, aggravated battery, and criminal confinement.  He was taken to the Allen County Jail.

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