EPD: Two men arrested for holding a couple hostage


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville Police have arrested two men who they say held a couple hostage in an apartment in Evansville.

33-year-old Kye Glosson and 30-year-old Jake Daniels are charged with robbery, aggravated battery and criminal confinement.

It happened Monday morning when a man showed up at a house and told the people living there he and his girlfriend had been held against their will at a home on East Virginia Street.

Officers were dispatched to Iowa Street, where the male victim was found bleeding from the head, with no shirt on.

According to the affidavit, the male victim said Glosson had hit him in the head and hit him with a wooden pole on each hand. Officers say the victim’s hands were swollen and had been bleeding.

The victim told police he and his girlfriend had been held against their will at a duplex on East Virginia St., near a cab company.

According to the male victim, he and his girlfriend went to Glosson’s apartment to hang out. That’s when the victim says he went into another room with Glosson and was hit in the head with a bat, then held at gun point and told to go into the kitchen.

The victim says Glosson hit both of his hands with a wooden pole. He also said Glosson took his wallet and money.

The victim said Daniels held him at gun point. He also said Glosson made him use his shirt to clean up all the blood. That’s when he ran out the door.

Officers spoke with other people inside the apartment at the time of the incident.

One woman, Melissa Howell, told officers she lived in the apartment with Daniels, Glosson and Kassandra Russell.

They say the victims came over because they needed a place to hang out.

They say they heard an altercation between Glosson and the male victim.

The argument was about the male victim owing Glosson $200.

Glosson told the female victim her boyfriend had left.

According to the affidavit, Glosson and Daniels left the apartment with the female victim and dropped her off at First Avenue.

Officers say Glosson admitted to owning a gun, but said there was no gun involved in the altercation.

Glosson’s gun was found in a garage at a home on East Florida St.

Glosson and Daniels are being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

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(This story was originally published on October 22, 2019)

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