Victim says suspected kidnapper tried to remove pacemaker, pulled out dentures

Published 7:02am Friday, July 26, 2013

A Lyle man was in court Thursday afternoon to face charges that allege he pulled a woman’s dentures out, took her glasses, tried to remove her pacemaker and would not let her leave home last October.

According to the court complaint, the victim said Carl Ray Jackson, 57, would not let her leave the house on Oct. 22, 2012. The victim reported the assault in December to the Mower County Sheriff’s Office and told the Lyle Police chief in January that Jackson pushed her around the house, blocked the door when she tried to leave and took her cell phone when she tried to call 911. The victim further stated Jackson took her glasses and pulled her dentures out, which left her with scrapes to her gums. The woman said Jackson then tried to pull her pacemaker out of her skin, which caused pain “way past 10,” according to the complaint.

The woman was eventually able to escape and run to a neighbor’s house for help. The complaint added the pacemaker recorded an elevated heart rate during the alleged assault, and the woman had to replace the damaged device.

Jackson faces six criminal charges, including kidnapping, third-degree assault with great bodily harm, terroristic threats and false imprisonment — all felonies — and a gross misdemeanor for interfering with a 911 call and misdemeanor domestic assault. His next court appearance is set for Aug. 8.

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