Three people have been arrested accused of a horrific kidnapping in which they are alleged to have tied a victim to a chair covered in barbed wire.
The sickos are then accused of carving cross symbols into the victim's face and body.
Patrick Colby Banks, 24, James Angel, 19, and Nicole Sawyer, 18, were arrested on Sunday (February 19), after the victim returned home, claiming they had been kidnapped.
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The incident was revealed by Sheriff Buddy Harwood in Madison County, North Carolina, US, reports Law and Crime.
Once informed, investigators located the residence where the crime allegedly took place.
Harwood said defendants Banks, Angel and Sawyer were in the premises once law enforcement arrived.
Banks was already wanted on a parole violation and had an arrest warrant for allegedly cutting off electronic tag, the sheriff said.
Meanwhile Angel had a warrant out for a theft charge and possession of marijuana from another county.
The victim was held in a basement where they were horrifically tied to a chair encased in barbed wire while their mouth was also taped shut.
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Police say the victim had been punched and kicked in the head as well as pistol whipped multiple times, and that a crowbar had also been used to hit the victim and several knives to cut to the victim’s face and hands.
All three suspects were charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury with intent to kill, first-degree kidnapping and possessing a weapon of mass destruction.
Banks is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The identity of the victim is unknown.
Last week, a man from North Carolina man was arrested for kidnapping a woman he met at a gas station and attempting to murder her.
Hunter Chase Nance, 24, was arrested last Wednesday (February 15) on charges of false imprisonment and kidnapping after the victim claimed she was trapped in his home and attacked.
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