CONCORD A man is in jail under a $1 million bond after police say he cut his girlfriend’s throat with a buck knife, burned her with cigarettes and beat her, threatened to kill her and wouldn’t let her out of a vehicle they were riding in on Tuesday.
Christopher Dwayne Love, 27, of 323 Linden Ave., Concord, was charged by Concord police with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female, felonious restraint and communicating threats.
He was placed in Cabarrus County Jail under a $1 million secured bond.
At about 4:19 a.m. Tuesday, Kannapolis police charged Love and another man, Telvin Eugene Robinson, with simple affray after an alleged fight at the Waffle House at 2826 Lane St., Kannapolis.
At about 7:45 a.m., Love and his girlfriend were driving down Highway 601 in Concord when he allegedly attacked her, cutting her throat with a knife and causing severe lacerations, according to an incident report from Concord police. He allegedly burned her with cigarettes, hit her closed-handed in the face and threatened to kill her, according to court documents. She repeatedly tried to get out of the car as they were driving down the highway, but Love wouldn’t let her, according to the documents.
Concord Police Department Deputy Chief Allen Overcash said Love eventually stopped the car and fled on foot. The victim was able to drive the car to get help.
She was treated and released from Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, a hospital spokesperson said.
Police seized a beige 1999 Nissan Altima believed to be involved in the incident.
They arrested Love just outside the city off Highway 601, Overcash said.
Love has prior convictions for assault or affray, drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 6.