A 24-year-old Cheyenne man could face up to 16 years in prison after allegedly holding his ex-girlfriend hostage in her home for about three hours and threatening her with a knife.

Court documents allege Akean Harrington restrained the woman by throwing her to the floor, breaking her cell phone, punching her several times, locking the door and threatening her with a knife -- saying he would "slice her face" and kill her.

Harrington was arrested on Oct. 23 after his ex escaped her apartment and called police from a neighbor's home.

The woman told police she was letting Harrington stay with her because he had nowhere to sleep and he was trying to get a bus ticket to Las Vegas.

Harrington has been charged with aggravated assault and battery-threatens with weapon, felonious restraint and domestic battery-second offense.

Harrington is currently being held in the Laramie County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

More From KOWB 1290