29-year-old Aliaksandr Chahrynets is charged with false imprisonment and domestic assault after his girlfriend says he held her against her will and assault her. He said it was “just a prank” and said he “plead the fifth” when asked other questions.
Jacqueline Jade Howlett says she and her boyfriend, Aliaksandr Chahrynets were insider her apartment on June 29th and she was attempting to straighten up the home and was placing items in the closet when he grabbed her arm and twisted it, then placed her in the closet and shut the door. She says she was kept in the closet for approximately 2 – 3 minutes. Once she was able to get out she went to a bedroom where Chahrynets is said to have followed her and prevented her from leaving that room for another 15 minutes, despite asking multiple times to be allowed to leave and for him to move out of the way of the exit. She eventually was able to escape the room when she found him to be distracted.
He was interviewed by police about the incident, and initially said it was “just a prank” and then said he wanted to “plead the fifth” to all other questions. Aliaksandr Chahrynets was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, charged with domestic assault and false imprisonment. He remains jailed in lieu of a $4,000 bond, unable to make his bail.