A Gypsum couple is now in jail in connection to the abuse of a female roommate.
Undersheriff Brent Melander with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office tells KSAL News that 50-year-old Bradley Scott Stanley and 57-year-old Trisha Kay Womack were taken into custody Thursday after they allegedly roughed up and held a 20-year-old woman against her will.
The abuse reportedly began in early August after the victim told authorities that Stanley had physically abused her and Womack at a home in the 200 block of Hawkes Street in Gypsum. The victim returned to the residence on Wednesday at the invitation of Womack – who told the 20-year-old that Stanley was not there and she could pick up her belongings.
Deputies say upon arrival the couple descended on her, keeping her inside against her will – while they tried to convince her not to testify against Stanley. By late afternoon the two fell asleep and the victim escaped.
Authorities used a search warrant to enter the home and found Stanley hiding in a closet behind a false wall. Pepper spray was deployed to extract him from inside. EMS gave him a medical checkup and released him for arrest.
The two are now facing multiple charges that could include:
Bradley Scott Stanley
New charges from 09/06/23: Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness, Criminal Threat, DV Battery, Possession of Meth and Possession of Paraphernalia
Also the following warrants:
Warrant from charges on 08/02/23: Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Battery and Aggravated DV Battery Impeding Breathing
Warrant from charges on 07/16/23: DV Battery
Trisha Kay Womack 57 W/f
New charges: Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness, Criminal Threat and Obstruction