Pontotoc Co. man charged in alleged kidnapping and beating

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PONTOTOC CO., OK -- A Pontotoc County man faces kidnapping and domestic assault and battery charges after allegedly beating a woman and threatening her with a gun.

A court affidavit states Chris Rideaux was arrested after allegedly fracturing the woman's nose during a fight.

Police say she told them that when the two started fighting he punched her several times in the face and that when she ran away from him, he chased her down, dragged her by her hair, and threatened her with a gun.

He remains in the Pontotoc County Justice Center