NEWARK, De. — Police say a Maryland man violently assaulted a woman for hours inside an apartment near the University of Delaware.
Brandon Freyre, 20 of Arnold, now faces several criminal charges including for making terroristic threats, kidnapping, and strangulation.
It all started overnight on October 8, when Freyre and his ex-girlfriend got into a heated argument over her attending a fraternity party.
The woman told police Freyre struck her with "blunt objects" before spraying her in the eyes with a can of spray paint, and threatening to kill her if 911 was called.
She also claims Freyre strangled her to the point of unconsciousness, all while being held against her will.
Hours later the woman says Freyre tossed her down a flight of stairs, which allowed her to escape.
The victim was taken to a hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Freyre was released on $38,100 cash bail.
The incident has led to multiple protests on campus.
On Tuesday the University tweeted the following response.
"We are writing to acknowledge the harm inflicted, denounce the violence reported, and call for our UD community to come together and advance our goals of a campus climate free of all violence, including gender-based violence and violence against women." https://t.co/AAw7lkSZyR pic.twitter.com/qbjvBu7aKn— Univ. of Delaware (@UDelaware) October 13, 2021