Nicholas Lewis Charged With Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping
BOCA RATON, FL (Boca Post) (Copyright © 2023) — Nicholas Lewis of Boca Raton was arrested after Police say he held his pregnant girlfriend against her will at knifepoint.
Officers from the Boca Raton Police Department responded to a call at the 101 Via Mizner apartments after a neighbor reported hearing a woman screaming “stop, stop” for hours early in the morning on Sunday, June 4th, 2023. Officers responded to the apartment complex just after 2 AM when they could hear the woman screaming “help, help!”.
Officers say that the woman then opened the door and fled from the apartment, telling them what happened. The woman identified 27-year-old Nicholas Lewis as her 8-month boyfriend. She said she was staying at his apartment when he started playing with knives in the kitchen, cutting himself. The woman said she told Lewis to stop several times but he would get upset.
Later, Lewis positioned himself between her and the front door, saying “If you try to leave you know what I’m going to do”, pointing the knife at her chest. The woman added that Lewis kept possession of her phone all night, saying he doesn’t like how much she uses it.
When officers arrived, she ran out of the apartment and told them what has been happening.
Officers spoke to the original caller who said they heard the girl saying “ow” and “stop” many times over a two-hour period between midnight and 2 AM. Officers say that Lewis was uncooperative and changed his story several times.
Lewis was ultimately arrested and charged with false imprisonment (kidnapping) and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.