Boyfriend faces multiple charges after spat turns physical

Boyfriend faces multiple charges after spat turns physical

A Lithia Springs man faces charges for drugs and the false imprisonment of his girlfriend in a Sept. 9 incident in south Fayette County.

Antoine S. Frye, 38, was charged with battery-family violence, false imprisonment, possession of suspected methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects and misdemeanor marijuana, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said it was on Sept. 9 that Frye got in an argument with his girlfriend at her home in the Antioch Road area. The two subsequently entered her vehicle where the argument continued.

At some point the woman attempted to exit the vehicle, but was prevented from doing so, Babb said, adding that Frye at one point slapped her. It was then that the woman exited her vehicle and Frye drove off in her car.

The girlfriend called 911 and deputies arrived to take her statement, said Babb, and subsequently obtained warrants for false imprisonment and battery-family violence.

Deputies were called back by a neighbor on Sept. 18 on a suspicious vehicle call.

Deputies arrived to find Frye asleep in a car a couple of doors down from his girlfriend, said Babb.

A search of the vehicle revealed suspected meth, drug-related objects and a small amount of suspected marijuana, Babb said.

Frye was taken into custody and transported to the Fayette County Jail.