West Warwick man accused of holding woman against her will inside home

This is a file image of a West Warwick police cruiser. (WLNE)

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A West Warwick man is accused of holding a woman against her will at his home last week, with her two children also inside.

Geovhan Rashaine Thomas, 35, repeatedly verbally and physically assaulted the woman, as well as threatened to shoot her on Oct. 31, according to court documents.

The victim told police that, about an hour after the incident began, as she was being allowed to leave the home with her two children who witnessed the alleged assaults, Thomas retrieved a gun from a bedroom.

Police executed a state arrest warrant charging Thomas with forceable confinement, domestic assault, domestic disorderly conduct, and obstructing an emergency call to police.

During a search of his home, members of the West Warwick and Coventry Police Departments Regional SWAT team seized seven firearms, nearly a kilo of cocaine, and more than one-half million dollar in cash, said United States Attorney Zachary Cunha.

Thomas was already being held in state custody on domestic violence charges, Cunha said.

He was previously convicted in Rhode Island state court on unrelated drug charges, according to court documents.

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