Authorities in Texas say a woman was arrested on suspicion of holding a man captive at gunpoint for nearly two weeks.
According to NBC News, a 59-year-old man was discovered at a residence in Franklin County on Wednesday, where investigators believe he was bound and beaten for an extended period of time.
Officers arrived at the scene in response to a report of a disturbance at the location. The investigation that followed led police to believe that the 43-year-old suspect had held him at gunpoint since February 14.
In a news release this week, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office asserted that the “victim had been bound and confined in the residence, given only limited food and water, and had been physically assaulted multiple times.”
Authorities believe members of a religious group might have visited the home during the time the man was allegedly being held against his will. Sheriff Ricky Jones is asking anyone else who went to the residence during the roughly two-week span beginning on February 14 to contact local law enforcement.
In addition to allegedly using the handgun to “control and terrorize” the victim, detectives say the suspect fired the gun multiple times during the period of confinement.
Emergency personnel transported the man to an area hospital where he was treated for multiple injuries.
Police arrested the as-yet unidentified woman at the scene and booked her into jail. She is expected to face criminal charges including aggravated kidnapping.
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— Franklin Sheriff (@FranklinSheriff) March 2, 2019
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