A welfare check eventually led to the arrest of a Salina man on suspicion of criminal threat and domestic battery.
On Tuesday, Salina police received a request for a welfare check on a 29-year-old female in the 100 block of East Beloit, said Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester. A friend, who made the request, told police that the woman had bruises all over her body from her boyfriend, Forrester said.
Police made contact by telephone with the woman, who told them she had been physically abused by her boyfriend the night before, Forrester said. At that point, the woman declined to meet with police because she was afraid, Forrester said.
On Wednesday, police met with the woman, who reported that early Tuesday morning, Carlton Solton Jr., 33, of Salina, punched her six to seven times, Forrester said. The woman had scratch marks on her chest and bruising consistent with what she had reported, he added. Additionally, the woman reported that early on Wednesday morning, Solton struck her on the right side of her head and then later in the morning verbally threatened her and her five-year-old son, Forrester said.
Solton was arrested on suspicion of criminal threat and domestic battery, Forrester said.