Police rescue woman chained to floor, Kentucky man arrested

Posted at 9:17 AM, August 23, 2023


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Court TV) — A Kentucky man is facing multiple charges after police rescued an alleged kidnapping victim who was chained to a floor.

On Aug. 16, Louisville police were called to a home after neighbors heard a woman crying for help. Officers first spotted the woman in a second-story window when they arrived, according to a news release.

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Bodycam footage shows an officer rescuing an alleged kidnapping victim in Louisville, Kentucky. (Louisville Metro Police Department)

Bodycam footage shows officers using a ladder to enter the home through a window after realizing the entire first-floor was barricaded. The alleged kidnapping victim was discovered in a bedroom with a chain around her neck. The chain was secured by a Master Lock and bolted to the floor, police said. Officers freed the woman by using a hatchet to break the bolts on the floor.

Two days later, 36-year-old Moises May was arrested. The alleged victim and May reportedly share a child together.

According to an arrest report obtained by WDRB, May and the woman got into argument on Aug. 14 that resulted in May cutting her hair off. The women left the home, and returned two days later to retrieve some belongings. Police said that’s when May allegedly confined the woman.

When May left the residence, the woman broke a window and screamed for help.

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