Police: 3 arrested after man found bound, gagged in trunk of car
Brittany Elder (Source: LMDC)
Trent Blye (Source: LMDC)
Joseph Davis (Source: LMDC)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Imagine being kidnapped, bound and gagged and thrown into the trunk of a car. Police said it happened to a man in Louisville.
He was found alive during a traffic stop Saturday morning. According to police, the victim told officers he had been working at the Circle K gas station on Taylorsville Road, near Pope Lick Road. He told authorities two people overpowered him, bound and gagged him, then forced him into the trunk of a car.
"It's a perverse crime. I think it's a crime of perversity and just evil, really," Ben Wilson, of Louisville, said upon hearing the news.
About six-and-a-half miles up Taylorsville Road, near Hurstbourne Parkway, police said 6th Division officers stopped a car around 3:30 a.m.
Police said as the officer approached the car, he heard banging coming from the trunk. That officer called for back up, then discovered a man who had been bound and gagged in the trunk of that car.
"It does strike me as unusual. Scary, even," Wilson said.
The man was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A person who knows the victim said he is doing well.
"I'm glad to hear that's he's doing well. I certainly think that all of us would hope for his recovery, because there's absolutely no sense in beating up an innocent individual like that," said Wilson.
Police said Brittany Elder, Trent Blye and Joseph Davis were all arrested and charged with kidnapping.
"I don't understand why you would kidnap the attendant as well," Wilson said. "I mean, that to me, is a perverse kind of crime. It's bizarre and it's perverse."
The three suspects are also charged with wanton endangerment and theft by unlawful taking of an auto.
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