Man arrested for alleged cigarette-burning girlfriend, locking her in apartment, says MPD

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A man was arrested for burning his girlfriend with cigarettes and locking her in an apartment for several days.

On July 10, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) responded to a scene at Kimbrough Tower Apartments, in block 100 of Kimbrough Place.

When officers arrived, they met a woman who said her boyfriend, later identified as Justin Mann, forced her into her apartment for several days beginning July 6.

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The woman was found with several cigarette burns on her body, police said.

Mann told the woman he booby-trapped the door so she couldn’t leave.

When Mann left to go to a store, the woman realized the door hadn’t been tampered with, so she ran outside, court documents showed.

Justin Mann was arrested and charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment.

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Mann has a hearing date on August 8.

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