(11/20/18) A Monroe man has been jailed for beating his long term girlfriend, and keeping her trapped in his home.

53-year-old Larry Brooks was placed in the Ouachita Correctional Center Monday.

According to an arrest report, on Sunday night Brooks hit his girlfriend of 18 years in the jaw, possibly breaking it.

He then knocked her to the floor and continued beating her.

Brooks took the victim’s phone to keep her from calling anyone, and kicked and stomped her when she tried to leave.

She wasn’t able to get out of the home until Brooks left for work Monday morning.

He’s charged with false imprisonment and second degree battery.

His bond has not been set.