Man arrested in Branch County

State police arrested a Branch County man after he held two people against their will earlier this week.

Troopers were called around 9 p.m. Sunday to a residence on Stoney Point Drive in Gilead Township. Investigators found a woman and her boyfriend went to her ex-boyfriend’s residence to retrieve personal belongings.

Authorities said while the woman and her new boyfriend were inside the residence, the ex-boyfriend allegedly presented a knife to the couple and said they were not allowed to leave.

The ex-boyfriend was charged with assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful imprisonment and a probation violation.

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