Posted: Sep 26, 2012 6:22 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Sep 26, 2012 6:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - A man endured 24 hours of torture, being kidnapped and shot multiple times, then lived to tell police who he believes did it.
Police arrested Daniel Westley, 26, Travis Barlow, 26, and Terrell Anthony, 30, are accused of kidnapping the victim on September 15 near Jean Street in north Baton Rouge, bringing him to a house in South Baton Rouge and beating him for a day, according to arrest warrants.
The victim told police five to six men wearing masks and holding guns forced him inside a house, duct taped his arms and legs together, covered his eyes and forced a towel in his mouth before beating information out of him.
The arrest warrant says the victim was beat "in order to find out Shannon 'Young Ready' Hudson's location" and "for information about [Travis Barlow's] vehicle being burned by someone."
The victim told investigators the men took $60 from him before bringing him to Apperson Street in Zion City near Plank Road in north Baton Rouge.
The warrant says Terrell Anthony ordered the other men to shoot the victim in the head. They didn't, and when police responded to 7200 Apperson Street, the victim was transported with three gunshot wounds in his arms and several cuts and bruises on his face.
The victim told police he pretended to be dead while in the ditch.
Westley is charged with second-degree kidnapping, false imprisonment, attempted second-degree murder, simple battery, armed robbery and illegal use of a weapon.
Barlow is charged with false imprisonment, principal to second-degree kidnapping, principal to attempted second-degree murder, principal to simple battery and principal to illegal use of a weapon.
Anthony, who remains on the run, is charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment, attempted second-degree murder, simple battery, armed robbery, and illegal use of a weapon.
Anyone with information about this crime or Anthony's location should contact Baton Rouge Police.