Corbin Doctor Charged With False Imprisonment In Florida

Posted at 9:40 AM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 09:40:23-04

OCALA, Fla. (WESH/LEX 18) — A Kentucky doctor and two others have been arrested in connection to an alleged assault and false imprisonment at a Florida hotel.

Authorities say the incident happened around 6 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn on Southwest 38th Avenue.

Police told LEX 18 sister station WESH they received multiple calls that a woman was begging for help from a hotel balcony. Witnesses told authorities the woman claimed she was being held against her will.

At the scene, authorities say they found a 25-year-old woman severely beaten and suffering from head trauma. 

According to WESH, officers arrested 65-year-old Morris Beebe, of London, Kentucky; 37-year-old Stacy Gonzalez, and 27-year-old Devon McDougal-Stegall.

Beebe is charged with principal to false imprisonment. Gonzalez and McDougal-Stegall are charged with aggravated battery and false imprisonment.

Police say this was not a random attack and that the suspects and victim knew each other.

LEX 18 reached out to Baptist Health in Corbin, which employs Beebe.

"We have no comment," said a hospital spokesperson. "Thank you."