Deputies: 2 men charged with kidnapping, torturing man with blow torch



ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. - Deputies may file more charges against two brothers accused of kidnapping and torturing a man.

Deputies said D.J. and Michael Stacey tortured Justin Wilson with a blow torch after beating him and tying him up in Alexander County.

The suspects were arrested Wednesday.

Wilson spoke to Channel 9 from his hospital bed and said he was in the trunk of a car for hours with a pillow over his head.

“Whenever they decided they were going to let me out, they cut the ropes off my hands and they said, ‘We’re going to let you go.’  I could hear them whisper up front. They said, ‘Don’t shoot him until he gets out of the car because he’ll get blood in the trunk.’”

Wilson thinks someone drove by and scared his attackers while they were getting him out of the trunk.

The two men drove off and Wilson was able to get away.

Deputies have not said what the new charges would be.