A Hopkinsville man accused of violating an emergency protective order by calling the victim 1,700 times in nine days is facing new charges after he allegedly held two people against their will Sunday.
Hopkinsville Police went to a Woodbine Street home Sunday and located 37-year old Jason Mayton, who was wanted on a warrant for violating the EPO, terroristic threatening and harassing communications.
The warrant alleges that between March 2nd and 11th, Mayton threatened to kill the victim and threatened to kill himself while holding a knife to his own throat. He also made over 1,700 phone calls to the victim, according to the warrant, which says he also sent text messages.
When officers attempted to make contact with Mayton, no one came to the door. An arrest citation says an infant could be seen through a window and an odor of marijuana was coming from the home, so police used a key provided by the landlord to get inside.
Two people inside the home said Mayton had not allowed them to leave and blocked the bedroom door with his body when officers arrived. Mayton is now charged with two counts of second-degree unlawful imprisonment.