Lexington man wanted for kidnapping, beating woman

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Police are searching for a man who they say is wanted for kidnapping and beating a woman while she was held captive in his basement.

Police say that Alex Washington is wanted because they believe that on Tuesday, he and his wife kidnapped a woman, held her in their basement, and beat her.

Overnight on Wednesday, police searched an area around the Sportsman's Motel for Washington, but had no luck finding him.

According to an arrest report for Washington's wife, Jennifer Washington, they tied the victim up with duct tape in their basement and beat her with a tire iron.

In the arrest report, the victim told police that Jennifer told her she "was going to get what she deserved."

After speaking with those involved in the incident, police believe the Washington's brought the victim to their house in an attempt to find some missing drugs.

Police arrested Jennifer Washington on Tuesday. She is being held on $75,000 bond in the Fayette County Jail.

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