Police: Man held woman in Colonie hotel room against her will
Updated 9:01 p.m.
COLONIE Police say a Schoharie County man suffered several self-inflicted wounds during an altercation with a girlfriend at a Colonie hotel.
Brent Speedling, 35, of Middleburgh, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and first-degree unlawful imprisonment, both felonies; second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor, and harassment, a violation, according to the Colonie Police Department.
Detective Sgt. Rob Donnelly said Speedling and an unidentified female, aged 47, engaged in an argument while in a room at the Desmond Hotel.
Donnelly said that police believe that Speedling refused to allow the woman to leave the room from about 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Police believe Speedling became enraged and began stabbing himself with a broken drink glass.
A hotel staff member went to the room and the unidentified woman opened the door and exposed a room covered with Speedling’s blood, Donnelly said.
The woman was taken away and Colonie Police officers who arrived learned that Speedling had left the hotel.
Police put out a call to be on the lookout for Speedling and State Police in Schoharie County saw Speedling driving to his home in Middleburgh, Donnelly said.
State Police took Speedling to Ellis Hospital for treatment and he was taken into custody by Colonie Police.
Donnelly said Speedling was tested and was not intoxicated. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. He was being held at the police department’s lockup later Wednesday.