A woman chained to the floor inside a Kentucky home managed to bust out a window and scream for help before police rescued her, new court docs say

  • Police rescued a captive woman who was chained to the floor of a Kentucky home last week.

  • The trapped woman was saved after she busted out a window of the home and called out for help, court documents say.

  • Authorities arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the imprisonment two days later.

A woman who was held captive and chained to the floor of a Kentucky home managed to bust out a window and yell before authorities ultimately saved her, according to a police report.

Body camera footage released this week by the Louisville Metro Police Department shows the frantic moments after officers arrived at the two-story home where the woman was trapped on August 16.

Concerned neighbors had reported someone screaming for help, police said in a statement.

The main door of the home was barricaded, forcing officers to use a ladder to climb to the second-floor broken window of the house. Once inside, they found a sobbing woman with a large chain around her neck that was secured with a padlock and bolted to the floor with screws, the video shows.


Police used a hatchet to free the woman, who was then treated by medics.

Two days later, the Louisville Metro Police Department arrested a 36-year-old man on a slew of charges including kidnapping, assault, and harassment, records show.

He has pleaded not guilty in connection to the charges. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney representing him.

According to an arrest citation obtained by Insider, the two got into an argument on August 14 that turned physical, with police alleging the man grabbed the woman and held her down "while he used a machete to cut off a majority of her hair."

The woman was "slapped around" before she fled the home, the report says. When she returned again on August 16 to get her belongings, police said the suspect chained her up and threatened to kill her, according to the arrest report.

"By leaving the victim chained up in the house with no way of calling for help or leaving," the suspect "manifested an extreme indifference to the value of human life by engaging in conduct that created a risk of serious physical injury or death to the victim," says the arrest report.

"The victim was able to bust open a window and scream for help," the report adds.

The Louisville Metro Police Department said in a statement that it hopes the arrest "will offer some type of relief" to the woman officers rescued.

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