Second arrest made in alleged torture case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville-area police have made a second
arrest in a case in which a man was allegedly hung upside down in a
basement and beaten and cut for several hours.
The Courier-Journal of Louisville reports that St. Matthews
police arrested 30-year-old Sharinah Hickman on Sunday as she was
hiding in the basement of the house where the alleged torture
occurred in May.
Police Detective Larry Alvey says Hickman was charged with
accessory to kidnapping and assault.
Police believe Hickman drove Dante Watts to the home of Eric
Woods, Watts' cousin, then took Woods back to Watts' home in St.
Matthews. Police say that Watts allegedly bound his cousin's hands
and ankles, hung him upside down in his basement and then beat and
cut him for several hours. Police suspect the alleged torture was
due to missing drug money.
Woods later escaped and was treated for his injuries.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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