An Alexandria man is under arrested, accused of locking a woman in his home and beating her for two days.
A passerby found the injured woman running down the road Monday night and called 911.
The victim told officers that she had been beaten and strangled on and off for nearly two days, by her boyfriend, 38 year old Garrick McClead. The victim told police McClead also took her keys and cell phone to make sure she didn't leave.
"It's shocking," said Misti Moore a neighbor who noticed the ambulance that rushed the victim to a nearby hospital shortly after she was spotted by a driver.
"It's something you see in a movie," Moore said. "Not something that is right down the road at your neighbor's house."
After interviewing the victim, the Madison County Sheriff also learned that Garrick McClead had several guns inside the home. The next morning a SWAT team returned to the home to make an arrest. Tape now covers the windows where officers shot tear gas inside the home before finally arresting McClead.
"You know I wish I could have been home and helped her to console her," Moore said. "I just can't even imagine what she was going through."
McClead is accused of battery, invasion of privacy and strangulation.