Silver Creek man arrested for holding woman against her will

A Silver Creek man was taken to jail early Tuesday after he is alleged to have held a woman against her will at her home and exhibiting threatening behavior in front of two young children. According to the Floyd County Jail docket, 32 year old Larry Stephen Otting of 1340 Harmony Road in Silver Creek, is charged with felony false imprisonment and cruelty to children under the family violence act. He is also charged with stalking and simple assault under the Family Violence Act. The incident occurred when Otting called the woman repeatedly, telling her if she hung up the phone he was coming over. Shortly after the call ended, Otting came to the home and refused to leave. The woman attempted to escape and he blocked the exits to the home. The children fled the home after seeing Otting take a rifle from a closet and load it. They took refuge in a neighbor’s home until police arrived. He remained in jail yesterday.