- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a woman whose ex-boyfriend held her hostage and assaulted her convinced him she needed to go to the library in St. Paul where she secretly called police.

Officers arrested 22-year-old David Wilkes who told police he had randomly run into his ex-girlfriend at the library. Two restraining orders bar Wilkes from having contact with the woman. A criminal complaint says the woman told investigators she broke up with Wilkes about a year ago after he assaulted her, but that she let him stay at her apartment because she was too afraid to refuse him.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/1N7cO1B ) reports authorities say Wilkes was armed with a knife and held the woman captive for three days. On Aug. 4, she convinced him that she needed to go to the library to fax her employer her time sheet.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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