Two White Plains men were arrested over the weekend after they allegedly assaulted and kidnapped a man and woman.
On Friday, the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a missing person complaint in White Plains after a 20-year old male and 29-year old female left an address on North Scott Street to ride a side-by-side UTV around 7:00 p.m Thursday night and had not returned. While deputies were taking the report, the two individuals returned with visible injuries. During the interview, deputies learned the man and woman were abducted at gunpoint the day before after the UTV they were riding was run off the road by a van. The victims told deputies they were then assaulted, placed in a van and taken by force to a home in the 300 block of Oglesby Cemetery Road by 48-year old Danny Massey and 22-year old Dustin Massey. The victims stated they were bound, chained and placed into a hand-dug pit on the property where they were shown homemade explosive devices and threatened for hours. The victims were then later released.
During the investigation, authorities say they learned Dustin Massey was a suspect in a previously reported crime that had been reported by one of the kidnapping victims.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and property on Oglesby Cemetery Road Friday and reportedly found homemade intact explosive devices and other components to manufacture bombs as well as evidence of the kidnapping.
Due to the possibility of explosive devices, ATF and Kentucky State Police were called for assistance and on Saturday they executed the search warrant and arrested Danny and Dustin Massey without incident.
Both men were lodged in the Hopkins County Jail charged with kidnapping and intimidating a witness. Police say more charges are pending.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is also asking the public for help. Detectives believe witnesses may have driven by when the initial abduction occurred on Farmers Crossing Road in the late afternoon hours Thursday, July 11. Anyone who drove by and four individuals outside of a van and side-by-side UTV is asked to call the sheriff’s office.