A Gladstone man faces assault and kidnapping charges after he barricaded himself in his apartment, assaulted his girlfriend and threatened to kill himself, the woman and their 14-month-old son.
Moses Wainy, 31, was charged Monday in Clay County Circuit Court for the incident Sunday in the 300 block of N.E. 64th Street in Gladstone. Wain is accused of propping a couch and a freezer against the door to prevent his girlfriend from leaving or allow police inside.
Arriving officers heard Wainy’s girlfriend scream “Please help.” Wainy refused to surrender when the officers tried to persuade him to open the door.
Wainy swung a hammer at an officer who tried to pry the door open. To avoid getting hit, the officer fell to the ground. A second officer peeked inside the apartment and saw the girlfriend’s face covered in blood.
As officers forced their way inside, Wainy ran to the back of the house. He was arrested moments later.
Wainy’s girlfriend said he was under the influence of a drug called “ice,” became paranoid and threaten the girlfriend.
The girlfriend said over the next five hours, she and her son were trapped inside the residence while Wainy continued to threaten to kill her and the baby, according to court records.
She also said Wainy struck her with various objects, including a hammer and a metal rake. At one point, Wainy attempted to give the girlfriend a knife and told her to stab him. Wainy said he would kill the girlfriend and the child, prosecutors allege.
Wainy is being held on $40,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.