Disturbing video shows woman chained by the neck to the floor of a Kentucky home being rescued by police

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A woman was rescued by police after she was chained by her neck to the floor in a home in Kentucky.

Officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department said they responded to a call at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday about a woman yelling for help from the second story of a home in Park Hill.

Body camera footage shows the officers trying to make entry into the home before finding a ladder to climb through the second-story window into the room where the woman was being held. She had been able to break the window out to call for help.

Video shows police finding the distraught woman with a chain secured around her neck with a padlock. The chain led down to the floor, where it was attached to prevent her from escaping.

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Police used a hatchet to free the chain from the floor and later used bolt cutters to cut the chains from her neck.

The victim was identified as 37-year-old Jonna Wilson. She said that her estranged boyfriend had chained her up and threatened to kill her.

Wilson told WDRB-TV that the man had chopped her hair with a machete and beaten her before chaining her to the floor. She also said that he burned all her clothes.

“By leaving the victim chained up in the house with no way of calling for help or leaving, [the suspect] manifested an extreme indifference to the value of human life,” the arrest citation read.

Police said they arrested 36-year-old Moises May two days later. May was charged with kidnapping, wanton endangerment, assault (domestic violence), intimidating a participant in the legal process, terroristic threatening, and physical harassment. May was held on a $100,000 bond.

Wilson says she has a 1-year-old daughter with the man.

“I just want to see him get in jail,” Wilson said. “I just want justice, I want my daughter to be OK.”

Here’s the harrowing police bodycam video:

BODY CAM: Louisville police rescue woman chained to the floor of a homewww.youtube.com

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