Police hunt for man who ‘chained woman to bed for days to keep her from testifying against him in domestic violence case’
- Spencer O’Connor Elliott, 48, is sought by police in Marion, North Carolina
- Police said he chained Donna Jean Elliott to a bed in his home for days
- She had taken out a restraining order and was due to appear in court last week
- Woman escaped the chains and fled the mountain home, calling police
Spencer O’Connor Elliott, 48, is sought by police in western North Carolina
A manhunt is on for a man who police say chained a woman to a bed in his home to prevent her from testifying against him in a domestic violence case.
Spencer O’Connor Elliott, 48, is on the lam from police in Marion, North Carolina, where he allegedly held the woman chained in his home until she escaped on Saturday.
Police say that Elliott and the woman, Donna Jean Elliott, were scheduled to appear in court last Wednesday regarding a domestic violence order that she took out against him.
It was unclear whether the two were husband and wife, and a spokesperson for the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return an inquiry.
The department said that Elliott had kept Donna Jean chained up ‘for days’ in his home on the 6000 block of Buck Creek Road.
The home is in a secluded holler in the Blue Ridge Mountains, set well back from the road.
Elliott is wanted for first-degree kidnapping, intimidating a state’s witness and assault on a female.
He is described as a white male standing five-foot-seven, and weighing 217 pounds, with long wavy brown hair, blue eyes and tattoos on both arms.
Anyone with information concerning Spencer Elliott’s whereabouts is urged to call McDowell County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 828-652-7463 for a potential cash reward.