Man Arrested for Rape and Strangling

A rape investigation led to the arrest of a Wickliffe man Friday on numerous charges.
On October 14, Ballard County deputies began investigating an alleged rape that took place in Wickliffe. Deputies say it was determined that Michael Nix held a woman against her will for several days, sexually assaulting and strangling her. An arrest warrant was obtained soon after.
The next day, authorities received a call from someone claiming Nix had arrived at a home on Phillips Drive in Wickliffe and was causing an altercation. When deputies arrived, Nix was detained, and a search of his belongings reportedly uncovered methamphetamine and marijuana. He was taken to the Ballard County jail. Once at the jail, Nix allegedly assaulted a deputy and attempted to escape on foot. After a short pursuit, he was caught and taken to a local hospital for treatment before returning to the Ballard County Jail. Deputies say a search of Nix’s home yielded more methamphetamine and marijuana, along with a firearm. Nix was charged with rape, unlawful imprisonment, strangulation, criminal mischief, terroristic threatening, escape, assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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