New Haven police have arrested a man accused of holding his girlfriend captive with two children in the residence.
The victim was crying and shaking when she went to the East Shore Police Substation on Oct. 22and told police she escaped after being held captive by her boyfriend of 12 years all night, police said.
She said George Wright III assaulted her and threatened to kill her after the two had an argument.
She told police there is a history of physical and mental abuse and he had held a butcher's knife to her throat while she held their 20-month-old baby.
She said Wright took her cell phone and she couldn't leave because the baby and their 10-year-old child were in the home.
Through the night, she stayed awake as Wright paced back and forth, holding the knife, according to police.
In the morning, she got the 10-year old ready for school.
Wright allowed her to leave and threatened her should she not return, police said.
When several police officers responded to the house, Wright answered the door, holding the baby, police said.
Police took the baby and arrested Wright.
Police said they recovered the butcher knife and a plastic sheet the victim claimed Wright threatened to wrap her body in.
Wright was charged with kidnapping in the first degree, unlawful restraint in the first degree, two counts of risk of injury to a child, assault in the second degree and threatening in the second degree.