- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - A northern Indiana man raped a female friend and held her and two other women captive for as long as five days because he was angry that the friend was telling others that he had shot at someone, court documents say.

Derrick Glass is accused of drugging, raping, starving, assaulting, threatening and forcing the woman to cook, clean and sleep naked on the floor next to him from April 28 to May 2 - all while armed with a .40-caliber handgun, The Elkhart Truth (https://bit.ly/2qMG0Uk) reported Saturday.

Glass, 31, faces one count of rape, three counts of criminal confinement, two counts of battery, all while armed with a deadly weapon, plus four counts of pointing a loaded firearm at someone. He’s being held Elkhart County Correctional Facility on $1 million bond.

After an April 22 shooting in which no one was injured, Glass spent a few days in Indianapolis before meeting the friend in Elkhart, where he asked her and another woman to sell some synthetic marijuana for him, documents said.

While the two were gone, Glass heard the friend had mentioned his involvement in the shooting to another person, the documents said. When the two returned to his apartment, he pushed a large dining table against the door of the apartment and punched his friend in the face repeatedly.

Glass pulled out a loaded .40-caliber handgun, put the barrel in his friend’s mouth and threatened to kill her, documents said. He told both women that they could not leave, confiscated their cellphones and threatened to shoot anyone who did not obey him.

Glass also forced a third woman who came to the apartment on May 2 to remove her clothes, hit her in the head multiple times and held her hostage, police said. The woman had gone to the apartment to buy drugs.

Police initially said Glass held four people hostage, but court documents say only Glass’ friend and the woman with her were held against their will the entire five days. A fourth woman and two other men who also reside in the apartment were present the entire time, but did not help the captive women.

Glass allowed the woman who initially accompanied his friend to leave the apartment several times during five days to sell synthetic marijuana for him. On the evening of May 2, he sent her out again to make a drug deal, but this time she called a friend who drove her to the Elkhart Police Department headquarters.


Information from: The Elkhart Truth, https://www.elkharttruth.com

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