Woman Kidnapped, Tortured for 5 Days, Sheriff Says - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

  • Trending Now

Woman Kidnapped, Tortured for 5 Days, Sheriff Says

Posted: Updated:
Clyde Harshaw faces charges of kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, maiming, aggravated domestic assault and battery, and rape by instrumentation. Clyde Harshaw faces charges of kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, maiming, aggravated domestic assault and battery, and rape by instrumentation.

A McAlester man is accused of holding a woman captive and torturing her for five days.

Clyde Ray Harshaw, 42, is currently being held in the Pittsburg County Jail with no bond. He faces charges of kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, maiming, aggravated domestic assault and battery, and rape by instrumentation.

On July 10, a woman came to law enforcement, claiming she had been held hostage and tortured. Sheriff Joel Kerns says it is one of the more extreme cases he has ever seen.

The victim claims she was beat with a hammer, cut with a knife, had acid poured on her wounds, and had her hair pulled out with an electric drill over a period of five days before she was able to escape, the sheriff said.

Sheriff Kerns says deputies found items consistent her claims in the house on East Hereford Lane.

"Frankly, we're all in shock that this kind of activity would be going on right under our noses," said nearby resident, Alfred Buller.

A preliminary hearing conference is scheduled for August 1.

  • Top Videos

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Watch thieves steal 21 guns in less than 40 seconds

    Watch thieves steal 21 guns in less than 40 seconds

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:32:05 GMT
    (KATV)-A pair of robbers broke into a White Hall hunting store and stole 21 guns in less than 40 seconds, according to police.More >>
    (KATV)-A pair of robbers broke into a White Hall hunting store and stole 21 guns in less than 40 seconds, according to police.More >>
  • Metro Radar

    Metro Radar

  • Trauma in the ER: Inside the life of a resident doctor

    Trauma in the ER: Inside the life of a resident doctor

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:36:25 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The state's only level one trauma center for adults also seconds at the state's only teaching hospital. That hospital is of course the University of Arkansas Medical Center in coordination with the University of Arkansas School for Medical Sciences. In part two of a three-part series, KATV's Matt Mershon takes a closer look at what it's like to be a resident doctor at UAMS.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The state's only level one trauma center for adults also seconds at the state's only teaching hospital. That hospital is of course the University of Arkansas Medical Center in coordination with the University of Arkansas School for Medical Sciences. In part two of a three-part series, KATV's Matt Mershon takes a closer look at what it's like to be a resident doctor at UAMS.More >>