SLIDESHOW: 6 suspects accused of kidnapping, brutally beating Wynne man

SLIDESHOW: 6 suspects accused of kidnapping, brutally beating Wynne man
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WYNNE, AR (KAIT) -Six people are behind bars facing a laundry list of charges ranging from kidnapping to retaliation against a witness/informant or juror.

On April 8, a man contacted the Wynne Police Department to report a group of people had held him against his will and beaten him.

Following an investigation, Wynne police officers and deputies with the Cross County Sheriff’s Department arrested the following suspects: Christopher Little, 24; Tara Dunn. 26; Gregory Farmer, 40; Jarod McCammon, 41; Michael Tucker, 29; and Freda Woods, 41, on the following charges:

  • Attempted murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Terroristic threatening
  • Retaliation against a witness/informant or juror
  • Engaging in violent criminal group activity

According to our CNN affiliate, WREG-TV in Memphis, the six suspects are accused of brutally beating Joe Immel last Sunday, April 7, at a Wynne duplex.

Immel’s brother, Adam Jacobs, said Farmer and the other suspects accused Immel of setting “somebody up for getting busted” on drug charges.

“They hog-tied him and beat him, kicked him in the face with a steel-toed boot,” Jacobs told a reporter. “They tried to drown him.”

He said Immel escaped when one of the people watching him fell asleep.

“With them getting locked up, it’s a little bit of relief,” Jacobs said. “I don’t know how they could think they could get away with something like this.”

Wynne Police Chief Jackie Clark tells Region 8 News this is an “open investigation and further arrests could be made.”

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