Music producer who allegedly tortured woman for a week arrested on similar charges

Posted at 12:10 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 11:47:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville music producer, Baeho "Bobby" Shin was arrested early Monday morning for allegedly kidnapping and beating his ex-girlfriend once again.

This is the third time Shin has been arrested on similar charges in a period of less than five months.

Police were dispatched to a home on Whites Creek Pike after a tip from a third party came in. That person stated they had received a message from the victim, Shin's ex-girlfriend, indicating that she was in trouble with her boyfriend. The third party also indicated that they believed the victim may have been captured and was being beaten.

When officers arrived at Shin's residence, they saw Shin attempting to force the victim into a vehicle inside the garage. However, when Shin saw police approaching, he shut the garage door and took the victim back inside the home.

Officers saw Shin pulling the victim by her arms through the kitchen and up the stairs.

According to police, they could see broken glass on the kitchen floor, along with what appeared to be blood on the wall and air vent.

After knocking multiple times on the door without any response from Shin, officers made entry into the back door of the home by breaking the glass window on the door.

Inside, officers found Shin in the living room with his hands up. They then detained him.

After searching the home, the victim was located. She was crying inside a bay window storage bench in the upstairs studio of the home.

The victim had multiple bruises on her body and face, along with a knot on the back of her head and swelling around her right eye.

Through a Korean interpreter, the victim explained that Shin had taken her head and put it in the toilet and a tub filled with water multiple times, which had caused the knot on the back of her head. She told police that Shin had assaulted her over the course of several days.

Police say the victim currently has an order of protection against Shin.

Shin was first arrested on November 12, 2018 and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. However, this case was later dismissed.

Shin was arrested for the second time after Metro Police officers responded to the assault report at Northcrest Hospital in Springfield.

Shin's ex-girlfriend told police, through an interpreter, that Shin had held her hostage at his home on the 7500 block of Whites Creek Pike from December 24, to December 30, 2018. During that period of time, the victim reported multiple acts of abuse and assault. She was able to escape by sneaking out of the home and flagging down a passerby for help.

Shin was charged with false imprisonment and two counts of aggravated assault for Monday morning's incident. His bond on those charges was set at $175,000. His bond on the aggravated assault and rape charges from the December case was set at $227,000.

The District Attorney’s Office is asking that Shin’s bail in the December case be revoked and that bail set on today’s charges be increased.

Shin is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.