Holly Hill police say a two men held a woman captive for four days and threatened to “dismember” her after the man she was with ran off with their drug money.
Gregory Lamar Goreham, 33, is charged with false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery, according to a charging affidavit. Bradley Hooper, 29, is also wanted on the same charges but had not been arrested Tuesday night.
Police were alerted Monday by a woman, identified as Christina Stanton, who told authorities she had just escaped from the two men she said kidnapped her Feb. 23.
Stanton told detectives she and another man, identified as Derek Grahn, were given $900 by Goreham and Hooper to purchase drugs. Grahn fled with the money and the two suspects chased him.
After he eluded Goreham and Hooper, the two Holly Hill men took Stanton back to their apartment in the 1500 block Sunset Avenue and threatened to kill her if he didn’t bring the money back, according to the affidavit.
The woman told officers she wasn’t physically held in the apartment but told she couldn’t leave, the affidavit shows. She said she also was given crystal methamphetamine and other illegal drugs while being held and the men sharpened knives in front of her and threatened to dismember her.
When questioned by authorities, Goreham downplayed his involvement, saying he felt threatened by Hooper. He also told officers there were several chemicals inside the home used to manufacture meth, the affidavit states.
Holly Hill Police Chief Mark Barker said additional charges are pending.
Goreham was booked in the Volusia County Branch Jail and held Tuesday night with bail set at $35,000.