PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man accused of assaulting and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend has been arrested.
According to Pittsburgh Police, 22-year-old Derrick Eggleton faces charges including kidnapping, burglary and assault.READ MORE: North Fayette Township Rallies Together To Support 4-Year-Old Zoey Bair's Battle With Anaplastic Ependymoma
Court records reveal that the suspect was arrested Monday. Police had issued a warrant for his arrest on May 21.
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Police say that Eggleton broke into his ex-girlfriend’s Homewood apartment while her children — ages 1, 2, and 7 — were home. He allegedly dragged the victim outside, forcing her into his SUV before driving to Penn Hills.
During the drive, police say the suspect punched his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill her.MORE NEWS: Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-376 Westbound Shuts Down All Lanes
The victim was able to escape the vehicle and call 911 from a nearby home, according to police. Eggleton allegedly fled the scene.