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Six People Arrested For Allegedly Torturing, Beating And Using Roommate As Ashtray

Felicity Walker, Summer Lawrence, Breonna Johnson, Amanda Andrews, Shayne Anderson and Charles K. Bryant, Jr. have been charged with kidnapping for allegedly holding their roommate hostage and forcing her to eat feces.

By Gina Tron
Kidnapping suspects

Six people in Texas have been arrested for allegedly torturing their roommate and using her as a human ashtray.

A press release from the Henderson County Sheriff states that the six people were arrested on Tuesday and “charged with the aggravated kidnapping of a female victim who was held against her will and tortured.”

The victim, a woman in her twenties, managed to escape the home on Tuesday, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said on his weekly podcast Wednesday.

Someone had called 911 to report a suspicious person after they spotted a woman wandering around Athens — about 70 miles southeast of Dallas. When investigators met up with her, she revealed that she “had been severely tortured during her captivity” after meeting the six individuals online.

When the victim tried to move out, "they would not let her leave and that's when they began to hold her there, basically as a hostage, and started torturing her and beating her,” Hillhouse said on his podcast.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KLTV, the victim's body was full of bruises and burn marks and the word "rape" was shaved into the back of her head.  She told investigators that she was ordered to call the six roommates "master" while they hit her with items and burned her chest with cigarettes. She claims she was also forced to feces.

Hillhouse’s Tactical Team was issued a warrant to search the Athens residence in question and as a result, Felicity Emanuelle Walker, 22; Summer Syler Lawrence, 45; Breonna Cheyenne Johnson, 22; Amanda Marie Andrews, 22; Shayne Joseph Anderson, 30 and Charles K. Bryant, Jr., 21, were arrested.

Hillhouse said the woman, who moved to Athens from out of state in November, is being treated for "severe" wounds.

All six suspects remain in custody on $500,000 bonds. It’s not clear if they have lawyers.

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