REDDING, Calif. - Police have arrested a Redding man after they say he severely beat and robbed his girlfriend.
Officers responded to reports of a domestic violence case at the 3000 block of Flintwood Way in Redding on Wednesday.
The victim told police officers that the night before 41-year-old Jeremy Roudebush had punched her in the face, strangled her until she passed out and hit her with a wooden baseball bat.
After the initial attack, she said that Roudebush forced her to sit in a chair while he taped her hands together and told her he intended to kill her. He demanded she empty her bank accounts and subsequently forced her to travel with him as he withdrew cash from ATM machines at two different banks.
After withdrawing the cash from the ATM machine, he left her and took her car, purse and phone.
Police later spotted him and took him into custody.
At the time of the assault, Roudebush was on probation out of Butte County and was already wanted on three outstanding felony warrants. He had been on the run since August of 2018.
He was booked into Shasta County Jail on charges including kidnapping, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
The victim suffered a laceration to her face and extensive bruising all over her body. Police are not releasing her identity, but did say that they were able to recover her stolen vehicle.
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