Woman And Two Children Escape And Call For Help
Darren Doyle, story:
A Wingfield man has been charged with a series of gruesome crimes that include various rape, assault, and kidnapping charges involving a teen, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
Law enforcement officers received a call on Sunday, May 27th from a panic alarm coming from a Wingfield residence. As officers were en route to the address, they received an additional call from a woman who reported that she and her two children, a young female teen and a 4 year-old boy, had been held against their will by the woman's boyfriend. She also reported that she was the same individual who activated the panic alarm at her residence. The Sheriff's Office said that the woman and her children escaped from the home after the boyfriend fled. They were picked up by a passing motorist who assisted them in calling law enforcement.
According to the Sheriff, one deputy stayed with the victims and called for medical help while other officers arrived at the residence.
According to officials, the woman, whose name was not released, said her boyfriend, Billy G. Key (34) of Wingfield, restrained her teen daughter and abused her. She said Key left the home to pick up the woman from work, but when they returned home, the man then restrained the woman along with the teen and fled, where he reportedly told them he was going to commit suicide.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said an arrest warrant for Key was immediately obtained and the man was soon located at his friend's home in Sumner County, TN. He was arrested by the Sumner County Sheriff's Office on an out-of-state fugitive warrant. Key was reportedly taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Sumner County Jail. He was later expedited to Hart County Jail.
Key was charged with:
Due to the graphic nature, details of the alleged crimes were not released; however, Sheriff Doyle said discoveries made during the investigation were more than enough to obtain an arrest warrant.
The Sheriff's Office said that more charges are pending. If found guilty, Key could face up to life in prison. He is currently lodged in the Hart County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.
*update 6/22/18, 1:13pm: The Edmonson County Sheriff's office has updated their report to state that the suspect was found at a friend's house, not brother, as they originally reported, and that the 4yr old was not restrained as originally stated.