East Naples woman accused of holding man against his will

An East Naples woman is accused of holding a man against his will in her apartment and clawing his face.

Jessie Brendle, 43, of the 11200 block of East U.S. 41, was arrested Wednesday by Collier deputies at home.

According to an arrest report, after deputies were advised of a battery incident at an apartment complex, deputies found Brendle sitting outside smoking a cigarette and asked her if she was involved in the incident.

Deputies said Brendle became angry with them and started yelling at them for taking too long to get there.

Brendle told deputies that she had friends over for drinks and fun at her apartment when one of her friends became upset, took a knife and began waving it in the air. She said that the man cut her on the wrist with the knife, according to reports.

Deputies said they examined the cut on Brendle's wrist and determined that the wound was self-inflicted due to the fact the cut was on the surface of her wrist and in line wiwth other scars of previous cuttings. They also said the wound was straight across her wrist in a manner that was consistent with a self-inflicted wound.

The victim was then interviewed by deputies and he told them that when he tried to leave Brendle's apartment she became enraged and told him he wasn't leaving. Brendle blocked the door and began pushing the man and clawing him on the face, neck and arms, according to reports.

He told deputies he was held against his will in Brendle's apartment for more than 10 minutes.

Deputies said that due to the inaccuracy of Brendle's story and the marks and injuries the victim suffered from they arrested Brendle on charges of false imprisonment of an adult and battery.

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