FRONT ROYAL – A grand jury indicted a Warren County man Monday whom authorities accuse of assaulting a woman at a hotel in April.
Christopher Edward Kirby, 34, of 200 Mountain View Drive, Front Royal, stands charged in Warren County Circuit Court on one count each of abduction and entering a house with the intent to commit assault and battery. Kirby also stands charged with petty larceny and impersonating a law enforcement officer, three counts of trespassing and two counts of domestic assault.
Kirby remains held without bond at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.
Kirby was served with a notice just before 9:20 p.m. April 26 ordering him not to trespass at Parkside Inn, 541 S. Royal Ave., Front Royal, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case. The alleged victim also obtained an emergency protective order against Kirby at the magistrate’s office but he could not be found, the complaint states. The alleged victim heard a knock at the door at approximately 10:35 p.m., asked who it was and the person said he was with the police, the complaint states.
“She slowly cracked open the door with the chain still attached and Kirby pushed his way into the room,” the complaint states.
Kirby pinned the woman down on the bed and caused bruising and red marks on both arms, according to the complaint. Kirby held the woman down for at least five minutes and would not allow her to leave, the complaint adds. The woman broke free and ran to the business office where employees were able to call the police, the complaint states.
The officer who wrote the complaint for the arrest warrant states she arrived on the scene, took the woman back to her room where she discovered that Kirby had taken her keys, the complaint states. The officer noted the damage to the door lock.
The officer left the business and about five minutes later received a call that Kirby had returned to the door of the woman’s room, the complaint states. Kirby left by the time the officer arrived, according to the complaint. The woman told the officer Kirby tried to use the key in the door but the lock had been changed. The officer states she later saw Kirby on the property and placed him under arrest just before 12:30 a.m. April 27.