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Man accused of threatening to kill woman

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A Campbellsville man has been charged with unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman.

William "Billy" J. Dicken, 36, of Social Band Road, was arrested at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday.

According to Dicken's arrest citation, he allegedly assaulted a woman while inside her vehicle, which was parked in the Walmart parking lot.

Dicken allegedly stole the woman's cell phone while they were inside the vehicle and refused to give it back to her.

Court records state that the woman was seen with visible signs that she had been assaulted on her face and neck.

The woman told Campbellsville Police Officer Daniel Forbis that Dicken locked the vehicle's doors and windows and attempted to drive away. She also told Forbis that Dicken held her by the throat while driving. The woman said Dicken had a handgun and threatened to kill her.

Records state that the woman was able to exit the vehicle as it was moving.

Dicken was found at Fivestar convenient store on KY 210. Court records state that Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Underwood saw Dicken throw the woman's cell phone in a trash can, where it was later found.

Dicken was charged with first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

The robbery charge is a Class B felony, punishable by as much as 20 years in prison. The other charges are Class D felonies, punishable by as much as five years in prison each.

Dicken pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court on Wednesday. Bond was set at $10,000 cash and he was ordered to not have contact with the alleged victim.

He is expected to appear in court again Wednesday.