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Man arrested for imprisoning woman in Stirling City

The Butte Co. Sheriff's Office said a man was arrested in Stirling City on Saturday for imprisoning and battering a woman he formerly dated.

Posted: Feb 23, 2019 1:20 PM
Updated: Feb 23, 2019 6:43 PM

STIRLING CITY, Calif. - According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office, a man was arrested for two felonies Saturday morning after a woman escaped from his residence after being handcuffed and battered.

The incident was first reported to authorities at 8:17 a.m. on Saturday.

The victim told deputies she had gone to the home of the man she had previously dated late on Friday night. She said she was battered by the suspect, who hand handcuffed her and put a ball gag in her mouth.

She escaped when the man fell asleep and went to a neighbor's home on Manzanita Street for help.

Deputies said she appeared confused and had suffered battery and various injuries. She was taken to a local hospital and was later released.

Investigators located their suspect, 34- year-old Jacob Britton, at the home where the incident occurred.

Britton was arrested for domestic violence and false imprisonment, which are both felonies. Britton was then taken to the Butte County Jail for booking.

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