The Houston County District Attorney is asking that bond be increased in the case of a man accused of torturing his girlfriend and abusing her two-month old child.
Ivan D. Mills was arrested last week by Dothan police who claim he abused the woman and child at an apartment where they live. Specifically, Mills is charged with one count each of Domestic Violence involving strangulation and Child Abuse.
In a court filing, Assistant District Attorney Kristen Shields claims Mills forced the woman and child inside a bedroom closet where he threatened to kill the woman with whom police claim he had an ongoing relationship.
Additionally, police claim Mills tried to choke the victim with his hands and, later, with a T-shirt. He then, according to court documents, went to turn on the stove and plug in an iron with the intent of burning his girlfriend. She then ran from the home.
In her filing, Shields terms the cases "egregious, frightening, and disturbing," and requests a judge increase bond from a combined total of $60,000 to $300,000.