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Salesville Man Arrested for Domestic Battery and Kidnapping


Mark Frankowitz Booking Photo

Mark Frankowitz

June 9, 2020

Salesville Man Arrested for Domestic Battery and Kidnapping

On Monday, June 9, at approximately 11:40 pm, a 911 call of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Salesville.  The victim had fled to the neighbor's house and called 911.

Baxter County Sheriff's Deputies responded and made contact with the suspect at the residence and the victim at the neighbor's house.  After an initial investigation, it was determined that approximately an hour earlier the victim and her boyfriend got into a physical confrontation.  The suspect broke a glass and took a piece of the glass and cut a deep gash in the victim's arm. After cutting the victim he choked her and would not let her leave her residence.  Later, the victim was able to escape and run next door to her neighbor's house to call for help.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.

Mark Walter Frankowitz, age 47 of Salesville was arrested and charged with:

Domestic Battery, 2nd Degree-     Class C Felony
Kidnapping-     Class B Felony

He was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center and is being held on bond of $25,000 pending his appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on June 25, 2020.

Sheriff John Montgomery