Man allegedly kidnapped, brutalized in St. Matthews
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#1 Jun 10, 2010
Dante D. Watts
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WDRB Fox 41)-- A St. Matthews man is accused of kidnapping his cousin, dragging him into his basement and brutalizing him overnight -- all over money.
38-year-old Dante D. Watts of the 3900 block of Massie Ave. is accused of using brutal tactics in an attempt to obtain $200,000 of money and drugs that Watts claimed was owed to him by Lamont Eric Woods.
"It's his cousin," says St. Matthews Police Det. Larry Alvey, explaining how the kidnapping took place. "He says,'yeah what's up cuz? Let's take a ride.' And when he got to the house, he didn't think anything of it."
An arrest warrant obtained by Fox 41 News states that on May 25, Watts and his girlfriend handcuffed Woods, chained his legs together, then dragged him down into Watts' basement. The warrant alleges that Watts pistol whipped Woods, stripped him naked, then hung him by his feet.
The warrant says Woods was left hanging by his feet overnight.
The torture did not end there.
The warrant goes on to say that Watts pulled a knife and sliced Woods's left arm, claiming that he could "cut him piece by piece" until Woods told him where his money and property was.
He also told Woods he was going to die.
"He said,'you're going to die.' He said,'you're not the first person I've ever killed," recalled Det. Alvey. "If you don't tell me where my money and my drugs are, I'm going to kill you."
The next day, Watts and his girlfriend brought Woods back upstairs and continued to torture him. Watts told Woods that he had only 45 minutes left to live because "the Dominicans" were coming to the house to get the money at noon.
The warrant goes on to state that there was a knock at the door, and while Watts was distracted, Woods managed to run out a side door.
"Woods took the only opportunity he felt he had to save his life," Det. Alvey says. "He burst through the front door, and then took off running down the street."
"He said he knew if he stopped he knew he'd die, so he kept running."
Watts pursued him through several yards, and -- when a neighbor saw Watts running with a gun in his hand -- Watts told them he was with the police.
During the pursuit, Woods was able to find shelter in the home of a good Samaritan, who then called the police. He was taken to Norton's Brownsboro Hospital and treated for injuries, which included a stab wound, two fractured eye socket bones, numerous bruises and swelling and scrapes about his body, according to the arrest warrant.
He received several stitches to stab wounds and cuts on his face and arms.
Dante Watts was arrested last night after a mere traffic violation. He is charged with assault, kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police aren't releasing his girlfriend's name, but they say they are looking for her. She faces charges of accessory to kidnapping and assault.
Police also say that they believe Woods is now in hiding, fearing for his safety. But they add that they'd like him to come forward because they need to talk to him.
"Tell our victim, that I wish he'd come in. I think he's going to be safe," Det. Alvey says. "This young man's not going to get out of jail for a while."
Det. Alvey said this case is particularly disturbing.
"This is one of the worst cases of assault I've ever seen on a person that I've seen since I've been out here...that's still alive," he said.
#2 Jun 10, 2010
THIS IS exactly the kind of black bullshit people are sick of ,torturing his own damm cousin over money and drugs 'and would have killed him if he didnt escape .i swear to god you people are inhuman and have no damm conscience about any damm thing you do'not even to your own damm family . all they gd care about is their fckn drugs guns and that money ,but dammed if their gonna work for it , yeah i know you people all have at least 600 cousins 'but its still family AND STILL thats not important as long as you got your damm drugs and money and guns 'and now your bringing your gd violence to st matthews .it amazes me how they have no conscience NONE .and im convinced that their brains are not the same as regular peoples because if they were they wouldnt be eliminating their own damm race with this constant gun violence .
get a damm life bunch of damm violent yard apes ' or better yet try this new thing they have out called GET A FCKN JOB .......
#3 Jun 10, 2010
Another case for "Black behavior news"! Lmao...
#4 Jun 12, 2010
call it what you want .its normal black behavior 'now their bringing the thug game to st matthews .
#6 Oct 3, 2013
I'm African American I don't sell drugs or use violence to gain money. I don't appreciate your comment either. I'm in California and read all the tine if whites killing gets there hole family and themselves over the mighty dollar, I think this is more than a racial issue it is assign of the times that are best days are behind us. People like the man described in the news clip need to be exterminated, as you knos if they will do this to family you and I have no chance...
#7 Oct 3, 2013
This story is from 3 years ago you stupid monkey!
#8 Oct 3, 2013
You never hear anyone say "lets move to a nice safe black neighborhood " do you? Answer if you dare.
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