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6 roommates arrested for brutal torture of Magna man

MAGNA, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Police say a Magna man was kidnapped, beaten and tortured by a group of six people over the weekend. The victim spoke exclusively with ABC 4 about his harrowing experience.
Paula Masters, David Masters, Jennifer Moses, Lee Moses, Tracey Jordan, and Brandon Haggard
Paula Masters, David Masters, Jennifer Moses, Lee Moses, Tracey Jordan, and Brandon Haggard
"What they did was inhuman, but I can honestly say they're good people, just with problems in their head."
MAGNA, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Being kidnapped and tortured by six roommates, it may sound fictional, but it really happened to a Magna man. Tuesday afternoon he spoke exclusively with ABC 4's Brian Carlson.

Details of Chapman's ordeal are very graphic.

"They stapled my lips shut, stapled my ears to my head," said Chapman.

Beaten, interrogated and tortured. Thomas Chapman is still trying to understand why his roommates attacked him.

"I'm like, 'Wow!' You guys are wrong here. Why are you doing this to me? This is totally wrong," said Thomas Chapman, Magna resident.

Chapman told ABC 4 the whole situation was one huge misunderstanding. He said his six roommates thought he was responsible for getting someone to pull a gun on one of them outside their Magna home on 8950 West.

Saturday, to get Chapman to confess, they took him downstairs, handcuffed him, and began torturing him.

"The next thing I know I'm getting drilled with Dremels, beat with keyboards, and whatever else was in the room." said Chapman.
Chapman said his roommates used a power drill to drill holes into his chest and a line down his back. Additionally, he said they cut him up with a knife, beat his face, broke his jaw, stapled his ears to his head and stapled his lips shut.

"They could have easily killed me, they had more knives and guns than was needed," Chapman said of the attack.

After six hours of torture, his attackers were finally convinced Chapman was innocent, and let him go.

Neighbors couldn't believe it.

"That's frightening," said neighbor Aubrey Jeppson.

"I think it's pretty sick," added neighbor Craig Brundage.

"That's just plain awful," said neighbor Jennifer Woods.

Worse yet, the police said they've never seen anything like it.

"You don't often hear very often where people are literally tortured for hours, " said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal.

Many may think Chapman would be looking for revenge, but he told ABC 4 he is asking police and other give his roommates mercy.

"They made bad choices, they need help," said Chapman. "What they did was inhuman, but I can honestly say they're good people, just with problems in their head."

Police arrested 43-year-old Paula Masters, 55-year-old David Masters, 30-year-old Jennifer Moses, 26-year-old Lee Moses, 40-year-old Tracey Jordan and 20-year-old Brandon Haggard.

The suspects face Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault for their involvement in the incident. Hoyal said prosecutors were also screening the case for possible added gang-related charges, which would enhance the penalties for the group.

There is a possibility the roommates could serve life in prison.


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