Murfreesboro man accused of abusing pregnant girlfriend in Oklahoma

Daniel Reiff
(Courtesy: KOCO-TV)

Update April 30, 2015: The text of the story below was edited to reflect that the alleged victim was 20 weeks pregnant, not 9 months as previously reported.

OKLAHOMA CITY (WKRN) – A Murfreesboro man was arrested in Oklahoma City for allegedly abusing his pregnant girlfriend.

KOCO-TV reported Daniel Gregory Rieff, 24, of Murfreesboro, was arrested by Oklahoma City police after receiving a 911 call was made from a Holiday Inn.

According to police reports obtained by KOCO, witnesses saw the victim hanging out a sixth floor window on April 21. Police believe Rieff was trying to push her out the window.

Reports indicate he convinced his girlfriend to leave Tennessee and travel with him to Florida. How, or why, they wound up in Oklahoma City is still a mystery.

According to supplemental reports, investigators believe the assault and battery started after Rieff’s girlfriend updated her Facebook and unknowingly alerted family members of her location through the social media’s GPS system.

Angry and upset, Rieff reportedly “knocked food out of her hand” and “threw her down on the ground.” In the process her head struck the corner of the bed frame, causing visible bruises.

On another occasion the victim told police Rieff tried to throw her out the sixth floor window, an incident reportedly viewed by other hotel guests.

When the victim, who is 9 months pregnant, tried to flee, Rieff allegedly took her to a nearby park where he “backhanded her on the right side of her face.”

After the alleged assault, he took her back to the hotel where the victim said he told her to, “clean up and not say anything to anyone.”

Inside the hotel elevator, he also threatened to punch her repeatedly in the stomach so that she could, “live with the death of their child,” according to documents.

Scared for her further safety, the victim started screaming, which alerted other people in the hotel. Police were called and Reiff was arrested.

Reiff is being held at the Oklahoma County Jail and is charged with abuse by strangulation and domestic abuse.  His bond has been set at $92,000.

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