Mo. Man Charged with Abducting, Assaulting Woman

6 years 10 months 3 days ago Monday, December 17 2012 Dec 17, 2012 Monday, December 17, 2012 11:09:46 AM CST December 17, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

JOPLIN, Mo. - Authorities allege a southwest Missouri man held a 65-year-old woman captive for two days while he sexually assaulted her and played Russian roulette with her.

Fifty-six-year-old Ricky Dale Casteel is charged with multiple felonies, including forcible rape and felonious restraint. He is jailed in Newton County. Court records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

The Joplin Globe reports that Casteel was arrested Friday after the woman sought an order of protection.

Sheriff Ken Copeland says Casteel and the alleged victim went out several times before he pulled a knife on her after a Nov. 18 argument. He is accused of tying her to a bed at night and tethering her to him during the day.

Authorities says the woman didn't seek help until Casteel threatened her again Thursday.

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