A Todd County man was arrested in Elkton Wednesday afternoon for allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and dealing drugs out of an apartment.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin and Sgt. Brian Atkinson were called to the Royal Arms Apartment Complex around 1:30 after a woman said her boyfriend—21-year old Michael Talley of 126 Meriwether St, Guthrie—had hit her in the face and choked her before pushing her down.
Police say Talley reached behind his back when officers arrived, causing them to take control of him and search his person. Chief Marklin says they found a baggie containing 10 to 15 rocks of crack cocaine in Talley’s pants and found scales commonly associated with drug trafficking in the apartment where he lived on an at least part-time basis with his girlfriend.
Talley was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine, tampering with evidence and 4th degree assault.
Chief Marklin said the pregnant victim said she would seek medical treatment via private vehicle with her mother.