A Lodi man was jailed on suspicion of false imprisonment and domestic violence after allegedly holding a woman against her will for two days.
Justin Ray Ballard, 30, was arrested off Taylor Road on Tuesday after a short run from San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies.
On Sunday he and the victim got into an argument in the 15000 block of North Hilde Lane because she didn't have money for Ballard to use to buy marijuana, according to a Sheriff's report.
Ballard got mad, grabbed her throat and hit her hard enough to leave welts on her chest, according to the report. He allegedly threw her into a wall, where the top of her head struck a nail that cut her scalp.
Then he allegedly threw a handball at her.
When she began retreating to her bedroom, Ballard grabbed her by the back of the neck, threw her to the floor and kicked her several times in the lower legs, resulting in multiple injuries, the report says.
When the victim tried to leave the home, Ballard allegedly threatened to beat her if she left. For the next two days, he On Tuesday morning, Ballard let her go to work, deputies said. Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Dave Konecny declined to give further information about the victim, including her age or the extent of her injuries, saying it was to protect her identity.
She contacted law enforcement, and Ballard ran when deputies went to his home north of Taylor Road, just outside of Lodi city limits off Lower Sacramento Road.
He was found hiding behind a warehouse, and he tried to flee. Deputies used "minimal force" to detain Ballard, and he was taken to jail.
Ballard is being held in the county jail on $103,000 bail and is expected to appear in court today.