Beaten and Bound Woman Bargains for Her Life

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

The Decatur County Sheriff's Office says jealousy sparked a vicious crime that could have ended in murder.

They say Wayne Davis was 'infuriated' when his girlfriend caught him sneaking around with an old flame --- and he decided to get revenge.

The case's chief investigator Brian Donalson says on May 2 at about six o'clock in the morning, Davis showed up at the victim's Corps Airport Road home to do just that.

Says Donalson, "She had been beaten with a baseball bat. She had been assaulted by being thrown out in the yard. She had been tied up, placed in the trunk of a small car and doused with gasoline and bleach."

Donalson says Davis asked the victim repeatedly how she wanted to die -- then drove her, in his ex-girlfriend's car, to a wooded area in Liberty County, Florida.

Davis was arrested after the victim convinced him to call 911 and play 'the hero.'

Donalson says Davis' story about finding the victim in the woods unraveled after officers started asking questions.

Forensic examiners have been combing over the car Davis used.

Says crime scene investigator Julian Crowder, "We want to look through the evidence to see if there's anything that corroborates the victim's story and in this case, you know, we're finding items that do help out the case."

Davis is charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault, as well as failing to register as a convicted sex offender in south Georgia.

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