Three indicted in case of man who says he stole ambulance after being ‘tortured’

Three indicted in case of man who says he stole ambulance after being ‘tortured’
Christopher Edwards (left), the man originally facing charges in the case, is now indicted on kidnapping charges and two counts of felonious assault; Bryan Patrick Parker (center) and Lyndsey Ayn Paker (right) are now also indicted on kidnapping charges and two counts of felonious assault. (Source: Warren County Prosecutor's Office)

CLEARCREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - Three people are now indicted in the case of a man who says he stole an ambulance to escape a house where he was being held in a dog cage for three days.

The incident began on Oct. 16 in the 300 block of East Lytle Five Points Road, according to Patrick Coleman who says he is the victim.

Christopher Edwards, the man originally facing charges in the case, is now indicted on kidnapping charges and two counts of felonious assault; Bryan Patrick Parker and Lyndsey Ayn Paker are now also indicted on kidnapping charges and two counts of felonious assault.

Bryan and Lyndsey Parker were not previously charged in the case.

Coleman says he received a call from Lyndsey Parker sometime on Oct. 16. She told him she was being assaulted and abused at the house. Coleman says he went there with the intent of helping her, then was forced into the house against his will and kept there until his escape.

He identified Christopher Edwards (“Mongo”), Lindsay Parker, Bryan Parker (her father), Brandon Morris and Elizabeth Wynn as his torturers.

His injuries consisted of cuts, burns, restraint burns, and bruising, which corroborated hisstory of kidnapping and torture and gave police probable cause to search the house in question.

Coleman says the house is owned by Jennifer Almon, who did not participate in the torture, says Coleman, but made no effort to stop it.

A police search of the home found a choker chain, a hook tool, pliers, electrical cords and the blue lawn chair in which Coleman says the torture took place.

The house sits across the street from the fire station where Coleman stole the ambulance.

Coleman escaped Oct. 19, then stole an ambulance and drove it to Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Edwards previously appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Oct. 29, but waived that hearing, moving his trial toward the grand jury phase.

He is being held on $350,000 bond at the Warren County jail.

The Warren County Grand Jury met Friday and their indictments were made public Monday afternoon.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office has not said whether Brandon Morris or Elizabeth Wynn will face charges.

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