Hampton man charged with false imprisonment

Photo Courtesy of Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

A Calhoun County man is facing multiple charges after police found him with a bloody woman who claimed he held her against her will.

Larry Rinehart faces charges of first-degree false imprisonment, third-degree battery and first-degree interference with emergency communications.

According to a press release from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Vernon Morris and Hampton Police Chief Joe Jones, along with two sheriff's deputies, were called to a residence in the 2000 block on West US-278 on Aug. 21.

Upon arrival, the officers made contact with a woman who, according to the press release, "had handcuffs locked on her wrist and leg iron shackles on both ankles." She was also reportedly covered in blood.

The woman allegedly told police that she was attempting to retrieve some of her property from the residence and leave, but Rinehart "grabbed her legs" to prevent her from leaving. She told police she tried to get away, but that Rinehart "was able to get control of her and at this time she was then placed in the handcuffs and shackles."

Rinehart, who, according to the press release also had "blood covering both arms," was taken into custody at the scene. The woman was assessed by EMS, but the CCSO did not provide additional details about her status.

Rinehart appeared before Judge Spencer Singleton on Aug. 23, when he was issued at $25,000 bail. An employee at the CCSO said Wednesday afternoon that Rinehart has since bonded out of jail.