3 indicted, accused of holding man captive in dog cage in Clearcreek Township

Posted at 2:06 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 20:10:29-05

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Three people were indicted in the case of a man who was kidnapped and kept in a dog cage in Clearcreek Township, The Journal-News reported.

Lindsey Parker, 22, Christopher Edwards, 38, and Bryan Parker, 46, are facing kidnapping and felonious-assault charges, according to the Warren County grand jury report.

The victim, a 22-year-old man from Cincinnati, was found at Dayton Children’s Hospital after he reportedly escaped and drove an ambulance to flee.The man was held from Oct. 16 through Oct. 19, according to the indictment.

“The defendants physically restrained and assaulted the victim,” the indictment said. “On Oct. 19, the victim escaped and fled to Clearcreek Fire District Station 22, where he got into a medic and subsequently drove to Dayton Children’s Hospital for help.”

According to Clearcreek Township Police Sgt. Wallace Stacy, the man was lured to the residence where he was held captive and thought he was coming to help an ex-girlfriend who said she was being abused.

“And he believed he was on a rescue mission,” Stacy said.

After three days of reportedly being held captive and assaulted, the man escaped to the nearby fire station and took the ambulance.

The victim’s injuries included cuts, burns and bruises, according to police.

All three suspects are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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