Monday, December 6, 2010

Woman Kidnapped And Beaten In Monterey

Monterey's Hilltop Express newspaper is reporting that a man from Livingston and a woman from Celina have been arrested after allegedly luring a local woman from her workplace, kidnapping and robbing her, and brutally attacking her. Gentry Linder and Kareissa Sevier face aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery charges. Monterey police said the pair lured a woman from her job at the Perdue plant, by saying her family member had a medical emergency. Once she was in the parking lot, police said Linder and Sevier beat her, then drove her to a bank, and forced her to withdraw money. Investigators say they took her to a secluded area, tied her to a tree and Linder threatened to kill her. That's when a passerby spooked them, so they took her to a Clay County home, and held her there overnight. The victim escaped and called police. Authorities arrested Sevier quickly, and Linder turned himself in after a three-day manhunt.Linder was held in the Overton County Jail on $100,000 bond. Sevier was held on $25,000 bond.