The Woman Chained to the Floor
36-year-old Moises May, of Louisville, KY, was charged with one count of kidnapping, intimidating a participant in the legal process, wanton endangerment, assault, terroristic threatening and harassment after police said that he chained a woman to the floor of his home.
Neighbors called 911 about a woman screaming for help, and when officers arrived, they could see a woman in distress at a shattered second floor window. When they realized that the front door and ground floor windows were barricaded from the inside, officers used a ladder to climb up to the second-floor window.
Police said the chain was screwed to the floor and secured around her neck with a large MasterLock. Officers used a hatchet to tear the chain from the floor. The chain was cut from her neck with bolt cutters.
Police said Moises May, and the woman, Jonna Wilson, have a child together, and had a verbal argument that turned physical when, allegedly, May grabbed Wilson, held her down on the bathroom floor, and used a machete to cut off most of her hair, and hit her before she left the house.
When she came back to the house a few days later to get her things, May trapped her inside, locking the door with a double-cylinder deadbolt (meaning, a lock that is key-entry only on both sides) and which only he had a key to.
May slapped the woman and forced her to take off her clothes, telling her, “You’re gonna get it tonight. I told you the next time you leave and don’t come home, I’d kill you.”
He took her upstairs and chained her to the floor, telling her again that he was going to kill her. May then left the house with her chained to the floor, and took her phone with him so that she couldn’t call for help. When he left, she managed to break the window and scream for help, prompting several calls to 911 from concerned neighbors.
In his initial court appearance, May pled not guilty and his bond was set at $100,000.