Man accused of scalding girlfriend's legs and feet, holding her captive
Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2:55 p.m.
An unemployed Gainesville man who was under court order to stay away from his girlfriend has been charged with pouring boiling water on her legs and feet, then holding her captive for days inside her apartment as the burns became infected.
Eddie Louis Dean, 51, of 311 NW Eighth St., was charged with three domestic crimes — aggravated battery, aggravated stalking and false imprisonment.
According to the Gainesville Police Department, Dean was arrested for domestic battery on the same woman in November and ordered by a judge to have no contact with her and to live apart from her.
The victim told police that she was getting out of the bathtub on Jan. 13 when Dean threw boiling water on her legs and feet because he had been told another man had been at the woman’s home. According to the victim, Dean told her he wanted to pour the boiling water on her face and that the next time he would kill her.
Officer Kelvin Walker said Dean refused to let anyone into the home or to let the victim out over the weekend. A female neighbor told police that she got into the home Tuesday after she saw Dean leaving. Once inside, the neighbor said she found the victim on the floor with swollen, infected feet.
In his report, Walker said the woman was taken to an area hospital with second-degree burns.
Dean was booked into the Alachua County jail.
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