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By Pat Andrews
posted Aug 27, 2013 - 1:36:25pm
Alvoye Bing, 33, of Lake Helen, was charged Aug. 23 with aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted in-state felon, and kidnapping, inflicting bodily harm and terrorizing his former girlfriend.
Here's what happened:
Around 4 a.m. Aug. 19, a distraught-appearing Marquita Andrews went to the Sheriff's Office District 4 Headquarters in Deltona. She told a deputy that she had just escaped from Bing, who she said kidnapped her and beat her for about two hours.
"Andrews was visibly shaking and crying throughout the interview," the Sheriff's Office report states.
Andrews and Bing previously lived together, and have a child in common, the report also states.
Andrews said she was asleep on the couch at her Elkcam Boulevard home around midnight, when Bing came in and awoke her by punching Andrews in the face.
Bing was "extremely upset and screaming at her and accusing her of infidelity," Andrews told the deputy.
Bing told her he'd secretly placed a tape recorder in her car and recorded two hours of Andrews talking to other men, Andrews said.
When she tried to get away from Bing, he grabbed her by the hair, dragged her out of the house, and forced her into a vehicle, Andrews said. Bing repeatedly punched, kicked and bit her — and forced her to listen to the tape, she said. The attack included punching Andrews in the vagina, she said.
Andrews begged to be released, but Bing refused, Andrews said. Instead, he put a small pistol to the left side of Andrews' head, said he was going to kill her, and pulled the trigger; however, the gun did not fire, Andrews said.
As Bing checked over his weapon, Andrews escaped. She ran down the street in the dark and hid, in fear for her life, she said. Then, she went back to her house, got her vehicle and drove to the District 4 office.
The Sheriff's Office report states, "Andrews had very noticeable swelling to the left side of her face, around her left eye. She also had a bruise on her right arm, where she stated Bing had bitten her. Andrews' hair appeared as if it had been pulled, as it was noticeably frayed."
As investigators talked to Andrews, Bing called her on the phone. She asked him why he beat and held her against her will, the report states. Bing did not admit to the kidnapping, and said he hit Andrews because she hit Bing first. He did admit to placing a tape recorder in her car.
Bing, a convicted felon, would not tell investigators where he was, and attempts to locate him either in Deltona or at his Lake Helen home were not fruitful. Investigators completed a request for a warrant, which Judge Margaret Hudson signed.
On Aug. 23, Bing turned himself in at the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he was arrested and held under a bond totaling $65,000. He later posted bond and was released.
The Volusia County Branch Jail website shows a total of nine arrests for Bing since 2002.
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