NEWPORT — Three men are being held without bail after police say they were involved in the kidnapping and brutal assault of a 20-year-old Derby man.
In court last week, Tyler Glodgett, 22, of Newport, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and unlawful restraint.
Joshua Bedard, 30, of Brattleboro, was charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and aggravated assault relating to the incident.
The third man charged in the case is 28-year-old Justin Peters, of Coventry, who pled not guilty to a charge of aggravated assault.
Police say the incident took place last month in Lowell, at a white trailer on Route 58.
According to court records, the 20-year-old victim from Derby offered to give Bedard a ride, when he was led to the trailer in Lowell, where Glodgett and Peters were located.
After around ten minutes, police say Bedard punched the victim in the face, while he and Glodgett accused the victim of ratting them out to police. The attack continued with the victim being repeatedly kicked and punched, his hands tied behind his back, his cheek sliced with a box cutter, and his arm branded with a heated fork.
At one point during the assault, a trash bag was placed over his head, causing him to feel that he was going to suffocate.
Court records go on to detail how the victim was able to escape the assault by freeing his hands and making a break for the front door, while the other occupants of the trailer were doing drugs in the kitchen.
He eventually showed up at the State Police barracks in Derby, where he was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The three men were arrested, and in court, Judge Robert Bent ordered them held without bail as charges are pending.