Missouri Woman Kept in Freezer Survives Kidnapping, Rape

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Randolph County Sheriff's Office
Left to right: Michael Wright freaked out; Sean Williams and Tracy Stodgell tortured; and Patrick Hallback watched, according to police.
Prosecutors in Randolph County have charged four people in the bizarre kidnapping and rape of a 22-year-old Moberly woman last week.

Randolph County Sheriff Mark Nichols tells Daily RFT that the victim and 34-year-old Michael Wright were partying and doing meth in a Moberly hotel when Wright "basically wigged out," accusing the woman of stealing from him. Wright then allegedly called his friends Tracy Stodgell, 28, and Sean Williams, 35.

"You better get here. I'm going to kill this bitch," Wright told his friends, according to the probable cause statement.

The friends arrived shortly after and Williams allegedly put a knife to the woman's face and told her she was coming with them. All four then climbed into Wright's vehicle, according to the probable cause, with Williams continuing to hold the knife to the victim.

They later arrived to the remains of an abandoned home in Randolph County where Wright allegedly struck the woman causing her to fall to the ground. She was then bound and gagged and stuffed into an old freezer in the basement of the property. Cinder blocks on the lid kept her inside. Authorities say Williams later removed the cinder blocks and forced the victim to perform oral sex on him and raped her. Stodgell, meanwhile, is accused of opening the freezer on occasion to punch the victim repeatedly in the face.

The freezer had air holes drilled into it allowing the woman to breathe, and after spending the entire night in the freezer without hearing her attackers, the woman escaped the morning of February 22. Nichols says she arrived at a nearby home around 7 a.m. and got a ride to her home. She then called police. The probable cause states that the victim was also under the influence of marijuana and Vicodin -- in addition to methamphetamines -- when she was abducted.

A fourth suspect, Patrick Hallback, is accused of being present during the woman's torture but doing nothing to stop it.

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Merripeterson
Merripeterson

Such wonderful people...stay away from drugs this is what happens!

theean
theean

Fun group . . . 

Tauberlin09
Tauberlin09

ive done alot of drugs in my life and never once have i thought about beating someone alomost to death and then sticking them in a freezer to die!! these people need alot of help after they do there time in prison and hopefully they rott in there!! nobody deserves this kind of treatment!! do you know what kind of shit she has to deal with now, facing every singal day fearing that it will happen again, closing her eyes at night and living through it again, or just all the emotional and mental pain she is going through. and god only knows what else!! i pray to god that she gets justice and that the jusdge sticks it to all 4 of them!!

Amandadlemcke
Amandadlemcke

It is pretty sad and to tell you all the 2nd person Sean he used to work at North Village Park Nursing home here in Moberly.... and the girl I think she worked out there to as well.. it makes you wonder if they abused the elder while working in the nursing home..  Well I hope all of the suspects suffer and get what they pay for...

just someone
just someone

And Amanda used to work at North Village as well...key words...USED TO!

Jermaine
Jermaine

Under the influence of drugs people are capable of doing anything.Hard drugs make people do strangest things.They took this woman, and rap and beat her; then put her in a freezer.What they thought she wasn't going to tell on them.That go to show you how people get caught up in the moment and don't think.Now they are going to face kidnipping,rap,and assault charges they are facing alot of time.Always think about the outcome of your action.It will save you alot of hard ache and pain.

Scutter123
Scutter123

This is not drugs fault, it is these lowlifes faults, their personalities, what they consider right or wrong, their group mentalities, drugs are innocent.

Ericjen1
Ericjen1

The people who did that to the young lady need Jesus, and the people who would wish themharm need him to/

Scutter123
Scutter123

They don't need some imaginary friend they need a bullet in the back of their heads

concerned citizen
concerned citizen

Michael Wright turned himself in yesterday. Tracy Stodgell is the only one still not in custody.

Annonymous
Annonymous

wow hope they rot in hell And who ever is help hiding theses sick MOTHERFUC**** Needs to be behind BARS with them JUSTICE NEEDS TO BE SERVE to all that are hiding theses Sick Twisted MOTHERFUC**** I myself will join the hunt For theses LOWLIFES i will do all i can to help already printed the faces so my eyes are open and to the victim one of my oldest friends all i have to say is JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED i promise and to her FAMILY KEEP YOU HEAD UP YOU have my BLESSINGS 

vungfoo
vungfoo

The losers responsible should be taken out back, and severely beaten!Total-Privacy dot US

Leeann_rich
Leeann_rich

People in Moberly have absolutely nothing to do in there lives..Not everybody cause i have alot of family there but the same old ppl and the same dumm shit.Hopefully when they go to prison and they will they will be somebodys bitttch lol.That will teach em,

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