Michael Ellery (Source: Clark County Sheriff's Department)
Ellery talked with WAVE 3's Scott Adkins after his court appearance on Friday.
Police say the hatchet attack happened at Jeffersonville's Claysburg Two Towers.
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – A man accused of attacking a woman with a hatchet after holding her inside his apartment for several hours has been charged in the case.
Michael Ellery, 50, faces four felonies including criminal confinement, intimidation, battery with a deadly weapon and drug possession.
Ellery appeared in court on Friday and spoke to WAVE 3 News about the allegations.
"It's a misunderstanding because she's a drug addict," Ellery said, denying that he attacked the woman whom he called his girlfriend.
Police documents allege Ellery assaulted a woman visiting his apartment because she didn't want to smoke cocaine with him.
Police said the incident happened December 22 in Jeffersonville's Claysburg Two Towers.
"She was trying to leave the apartment, and he struck her with a hatchet," said Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Mull. " Ultimately, she was able to leave and call 911."
Ellery claims the woman flipped out when he told her she needed to quit her drug habit. "I just got mad because she was my girlfriend," Ellery said. "She started doing bigger drugs with another girl in my building, like heroin. I just got mad. I didn't do any of that."
When asked whether he hit the woman with a hatchet, Ellery replied, "I'm not that type of person. My mother taught me to never fight women at all."
Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:06:48 GMT
An ailing Miley Cyrus has canceled her concert Tuesday night at Sprint Center.The notice came a matter of hours before she was scheduled to go on stage.A concert promoter tells KCTV5 that Cyrus is in theMore >>
An ailing Miley Cyrus remains in a Kansas City hospital and says she must cancel her St. Louis concert slated for Wednesday night. This comes after she unexpectedly canceled her Tuesday night concert in Kansas City. More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:32:39 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Male High School student took her life shortly after posting a video online. The video remained online for a lot of the day Tuesday, even though the school system, law enforcementMore >>
A Male High School student took her life shortly after posting a video online. Unfortunately, teenage suicides are more common than you might think. Seven Counties Services, a behavioral health agency, said there were three times more suicides than homicides in Louisville in 2012 and Kentucky ranks number two in teenage suicide.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:37:12 GMT
Sanitation workers in Dickson County made a shocking discovery Friday when they found an injured puppy in a landfill. Officials believe the dog was intentionally thrown away. "Anybody would've done theMore >>
Sanitation workers in Dickson County made a shocking discovery Friday when they found an injured puppy in a landfill. Officials believe the dog was intentionally thrown away.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:56:41 GMT
Traffic is completely stopped in Henderson due to an overturned semi. A semi has overturned on the U.S. 41 North strip near Long John Silver's. Officials were called to the scene around 3:15 WednesdayMore >>
It happened on the U.S. 41 North strip near Long John Silver's. Officials were called to the scene around 3:15 Wednesday morning.
Saturday, April 12 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-04-12 10:07:09 GMT
An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral. A mother humpback whale and her calf were cruising just offshore when a set rolled in. J.T. Gray of NorthMore >>
An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-04-15 10:28:24 GMT
ESTILL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – After losing both his parents in a short amount of time, a community is rallying around an Estill County teen. Joe Snowden lost his mother in a car crash on April 10, just twoMore >>
Joe Snowden lost his mother in a car crash on April 10, just two weeks after laying his father to rest. Now Snowden is faced with covering all the funeral costs himself. More >>
1115 Mt. Auburn Road
Evansville, IN 47720