STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A Starkville man is accused of hitting his wife with a baseball bat and holding her against her will.
The Starkville Daily News reports Christopher Shannon Blackwell, 42, is charged with one count of domestic aggravated assault.
He's accused of hitting his wife in the ankle, knee and face.
The victim was treated at a local hospital but did not require hospitalization.
The newspaper reports the incident happened on or around April 11.
He also faces one count of kidnapping. He's accused of confining his wife to the residence in the 200 block of Serenity Lake Road by threatening her with a gun, the newspaper reports.
Blackwell was released from jail on a $50,000 bond.