A Panama City Beach woman says her husband has been holding her prisoner inside their home.

Forty-two-year-old David Michael Lewis was arrested on assault and false imprisonment charges after his wife contacted authorities Tuesday. Susanne Lewis, a 35-year-old native of Germany, said she wasn't allowed unsupervised contact with anyone, and her husband used combination locks to keep her and their 14-month-old child home.

It was not immediately clear how long the woman had been kept. Deputies say she didn't try to get help sooner because Lewis has trouble communicating in English and wasn't sure what authorities would do.

Deputies say the man acknowledged having reverse locks on the home, but denied they were being used to detain his wife.