4 charged with trying to kill PdC man

2014-03-26T00:00:00Z 4 charged with trying to kill PdC manANNE JUNGEN ajungen@lacrossetribune.com La Crosse Tribune

Four adults admitted they tried to kill a Prairie du Chien man by torturing and leaving him bloody in rural northern Wisconsin so wolves would attack him, according to court records.

Prosecutors in Forest County Circuit Court charged Justin Bey, 21, Raymond Jones, 45, and April Jones, 38, all of Wabeno, Wis., and Samantha McClellan, 18, of Antigo, Wis., each with at least six crimes, including attempted homicide and kidnapping.

Two men found the 40-year-old victim bleeding and half-nude March 12 on an ATV trail in rural Forest County, according to the complaint. They took him to a nearby smoke shop for help.

The victim told sheriff’s deputies the group beat him for two days before he was left for dead in the woods a day earlier, the complaint states. He said he met April Jones on an online dating site.

Bey said Raymond Jones attacked the victim when his daughter said he touched her, according to the complaint. Raymond Jones forced the victim to eat food from the floor and made others hit him with a cane.

McClellan admitted kicking the victim in the groin and witnessed Bey strike him with an ice scraper and slam him to the ground.

Raymond Jones drove the victim on March 10 to a secluded spot and kicked him repeatedly in the head and ribs, according to the complaint. Jones and Bey drove him to another isolated road and forced him from the car.

Raymond Jones told authorities Bey was responsible for assaulting the victim.

The victim suffered a fracture nose, eye socket, jaw and ribs. He also had severe frostbite.

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