BAKERSFIELD — A Bakersfield man who allegedly tortured his imprisoned victim for two days, is behind bars after being arrested for possession of narcotics for sale and other charges.
Kern County Sheriff’s deputies took 33-year-old Lucas Webby into custody after they obtained a search warrant to enter his home in the 400 block of Poplar Avenue in northeast Bakersfield on Friday.
The incident began on June 21, when deputies responded to Webby’s residence to investigate a report of domestic violence.
Upon arrival, they discovered an unidentified victim, who had been punched, kicked and strangled as well as hit repeatedly with a baseball bat over a two-day period.
The victim told police that Webby was the attacker.
During the execution of the search warrant, deputies said they located Webby hiding in a bedroom closet, where he resisted arrest.
After taking Webby into custody, deputies then conducted a search of the residence, where they discovered an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and marijuana.
Webby is being charged with possession/purchase for sale of narcotic/controlled substance, posses narcotic/controlled substance, posses marijuana for sale, possess controlled substance, posses ammunition persons prohibited owning/posses firearm, resisting arrest, torture, willful cruelty to a child, spousal abuse, making terrorists threats, and false imprisonment, torture and possession of narcotics for sale.
He is currently being held in a Kern County Jail on $565,000 bail.
A sheriff’s spokesperson said would not disclose the relationship between the victim and the suspect.
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