Ellettsville woman and baby held captive for three days

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Update (Feb. 9, 2017)-- All charges against Dominique Irby were dismissed.

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ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. – Ellettsville police arrested a Bloomington woman after she allegedly held a woman and her baby captive in an apartment for several days.

Police were called to the home of Ura Williams and her infant daughter on Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. for a welfare check.

Williams’ sister called police after she received a text from Ura stating she was being held against her will.

Police were unable to make contact with Williams, so Deputy Chief Bowlen listened through the door until he heard movement inside of the apartment.

Officer Bohall forced entry into the apartment where he found Dominique Sha Nese Irby, of Bloomington, along with Williams and her baby.

Williams told police that Irby showed up at her apartment on Wednesday and had been holding her and captive inside the apartment. Irby is an acquaintance of Williams.

Williams said Irby did not allow her to open the door, and she was not allowed to make any noise. She was also not allowed to use her phone.

Williams was finally able to text her sister early Saturday morning.

Police say Irby was wanted on a warrant out of Monroe County for violation of probation on the original charge of neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury, a level 5 felony.

Irby was arrested and transported to Monroe County Correctional Facility where she was booked on charges of criminal confinement, a level 6 felony, criminal confinement of a person less than 14 years of age, a level 5 felony, and warrant for violation of probation.

Victim speaks out 

The victim in this case is now saying she was not in danger when police made their way into her home.

Ura Williams tells FOX 59 she was not held against her will. Police say Williams made those claims Saturday when they responded to her home.

"I was wondering why they were here," Williams said. "They informed me I was being held captive in my house -  me and my daughter - which is not true."

Williams said she knows Irby well and that the two were just hanging out in her apartment for a few days.

"At the time, I didn’t want to talk to anybody," Williams said. "I just wanted to be with her and my daughter."

She also said she believes her sister contacted police because she is 'overprotective.' Williams said she has receipts that show she left her home Thursday to go to the store.

Ellettsville Police Chief Jimmie Durnil said it will be up to the prosecutor to determine how to proceed with this case.