A parolee was brought back to a Lincoln prison and is being held on $1 million bond after police arrested him on suspicion of a litany of felony drug, weapons and domestic-assault charges.
Andrew S. Hutchinson, 31, of Lincoln, was charged Tuesday with using a weapon to commit a felony, illegally possessing a firearm, two counts of domestic assault with a prior conviction, possession of 10-27 grams of methamphetamine, strangulation and terroristic threats.
The investigation into the alleged crimes began Feb. 16, when Lincoln police say Hutchinson fled a car parked at a north Lincoln motel that an officer had been watching at 2:30 a.m., according to court documents.
Officers then approached the car and found a loaded 9 mm pistol stolen from Big Shots in December tucked between the driver's seat and center console, police said in an affidavit.
As they searched for Hutchinson, police spoke with a 33-year-old woman who said he had threatened to kill her because she was a "loose end," according to court documents.
She showed the officers bruises on her head and said Hutchinson beat her, put a pistol in her mouth and then pistol-whipped her earlier in the month, an affidavit for his arrest said.
He then ejected a round from the gun and gave it to her, he said, as a memento of the bullet "that should have killed" her, according to police.
She also said he strangled her to the point of passing out, according to the affidavit.
Hutchinson denied those assaults when police arrested him the next day in the area of Eighth and B streets, investigators said.
After the arrest, officers found 13 grams, or about a half an ounce, of meth that they believe Hutchinson stashed when police stopped him, according to court documents.
Hutchinson was taken to the Lancaster County jail and appeared in court via video monitor Tuesday. He has since been taken to the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center, a Lincoln prison, for a parole hold, according to court documents.
Hutchinson was paroled last June after serving just more than two years of a four- to eight-year sentence on felony domestic violence and meth charges.