Man rapes his girlfriend and locks her in dog kennel to stab her face and arms


Michael M. Damrell 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A woman suffered severe abuse at the hands of the man she loved.

The woman’s boyfriend of St. Louis, Missouri, was arrested after being accused of abusing and stabbing his former girlfriend.

The woman told police that 25-year-old Michael M. Damrell, beat her with a wrench and a pistol before raping her.

He also dragged her around the house by her hair during the terrifying assault.

Damrell then locked the woman in a dog cage, and stabbed her with a knife in the face and arms.

Damrell was charged with kidnapping, rape, domestic assault and armed criminal action.

The alleged assault took place in a house in the 700 block of Shenandoah Avenue. The woman told police that Damrell abused her over a two year period.

Damrell was arrested and later released after posting bail, which was set at $150,000 cash only.