Midland Sheriff Describes Bruised and Battered Woman, Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted

by Jen Kastner
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND- According to an arrest affidavit, a Midland woman was dragged outside of a nightclub, attacked, kidnapped and then sexually assaulted for two days.

On Thursday morning, 26-year-old Jonathan Glenn was arrested and charged with aggravated assault of the 24 year-old woman. He is currently detained in Howard County.

According to the arrest affidavit, the woman was hanging out inside Midland's Rockin Rodeo nightclub when Glenn approached her, grabbed her by the back of the head and then forced her outside of the building.

Glenn and the woman reportedly had previously been a couple, but it was "on-again-off-again" and the relationship had only lasted for a short time.

Authorities say once he got her outside, he shoved her into his vehicle and drove her to the Stripes a block away. There, he reportedly struck her with his fist several times. We're told she tried to escape but he grabbed the back of her head and smashed her face into the dashboard. She broke her nose and sustained several cuts to the face, according to reports.

Authorities say Glenn then started driving to Big Spring, holding her captive the entire way. On their way to Big Spring, they stopped at a Stripes in Stanton to fill up on fuel. Reports show he held a pair of scissors up to her and told her if she tried to escape, he would stab her in the throat.

They then reportedly got back onto the road and made it to a house in Big Spring where he proceeded to sexually assault her several times for the next couple of days.

It's unclear how, but she managed to escape when he left for work. She went straight to the Big Spring Police Department.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office is investigating the kidnapping allegations.

Sheriff Gary Painter tells NewsWest 9, "She's got bruises on her all over. She's got both eyes [looking] black and blue. She has a concussion and you can see the emotional damage."

Sheriff Painter is almost ready to take this case to a grand jury.

"We believe very confidently that we have enough for an indictment and a conviction on aggravated kidnapping," Painter said.

Rockin Rodeo says this is a horrible situation. They have no idea how this man got past them, but they assure everyone that they do all they can to keep the club safe.

Roger Gearhart is one of the owners. He says, "We have off-duty police men [in the club]. We have the staff and the manager at the door. As people are leaving, they can check for anyone who has had too much to drink. We feel like we're responsible for our customers until they wake up the next morning."

The police in Big Spring are investigating the sexual assault charges.

The U.S. Marshals Service caught Glenn Thursday morning at his work place. They say Glenn has an extensive criminal history. He's been arrested and convicted for various types of assault.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest 9, they're in the process of moving Glenn from Howard County to the Midland County jail.