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Court records show meth could be reason for kidnap of woman

Posted at 6:32 AM, Sep 08, 2019

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Federal court records point to stolen meth as the motive for four people to allegedly kidnap a Tennessee woman and hold her captive in Whitley County.

Douglas Edmonson, Dallas Perkins, Bryanna Soper and Erik Peace have now been faced with potential life sentences after being indicted on kidnapping charges.

Court records indicate that the defendants and two other people suspected the victim had stolen meth from them.

After meeting her in Tennessee under the pretense of buying meth from her, they allegedly kidnapped the woman and drover her to a house in Whitley County, where she was reportedly tortured for two days.

The victim only escaped after one of her captors shot and killed himself.

Arrest warrants have been issued for all four defendants, although some of them are already in jail.