[Hpn] Homeless man kidnapped. Acid poured on his genitals. NC USA fw

Tom Boland wgcp@earthlink.net
Sat, 11 Nov 2000 12:05:21 -0800 (PST)


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FWD  Associated Press- AP Wire Service - Nov 05, 2000

     TWO MEN KIDNAP HOMELESS MAN, POUR ACID ON HIS GENITALS

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ Two men kidnapped a homeless man, tied
him up and poured acid on his genitals, according to a Cumberland
County Sheriff's spokeswoman.

Deputies charged Leroy Thaggard Jr., 38, with throwing acid,
assault with a deadly weapon and first-degree kidnapping in the
attack on Tommy Council Saturday, according to Sheriff's
spokeswoman Stephanie Hardy.

Investigators were still searching for the other man Saturday
night.

Thaggard was jailed with bail set at $150,000.

The two men snatched Council, who is homeless, and tied him up
in a wooded area. They then tied a drop cord around Council's neck,
threatened to kill him and poured battery acid on his genitals,
Hardy said.

Council escaped and ran out into the street in front of a
driver's education car. He was treated at the scene, but refused to
go to the hospital, Hardy said.

Deputies found Thaggard in the woods and the other man ran.

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