Colorado police have arrested a man and accused him of beating his adult nephew and locking him in a shipping container for hours, as reported by KDVR.
CBS Denver reports that the victim, Adonis Gomez, 21, claims that Wynn Sichting, 58, also stole his clothes during the September 11 incident. Gomez, who had recently moved out of the suspect’s home, was allegedly assaulted while picking up tools from the residence.
The victim said that he was standing near the metal container when Sichting accused him of stealing $3,000 and pushed him back into the container. From there, the uncle and a friend known as “New York Danny” reportedly punched Gomez in the face, kneed him and elbowed him. Sichting is also said to have battered his nephew with some kind of blunt wooden object, according to KDVR.
During the ordeal, the pair reportedly stripped Gomez of his Nike shoes, jeans, and shirt in addition to stealing his wallet. Gomez claims they also coerced him into signing over his 1996 Toyota truck amid the hours-long assault.
Gomez said another man, known as “crippled Danny,” arrived at the home and told him that he was going to be held captive for a few weeks. At that point, the victim reportedly rushed the door and made it to a neighbor’s home—all while wearing only boxers, socks, and a small blanket.
Doctors examined the victim and said he suffered from numerous injuries, none of them life threatening, it has been reported.
Sichting was charged with kidnapping, attempted first-degree murder, assault, menacing with a deadly weapon, and robbery. He was released from custody after posting $50,000 bond.
The Colorado man is scheduled to appear in court in October.
[Featured Image: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office]