Kentucky police rescue woman found chained to floor: Jonna Wilson saved as Moises May arrested

Mugshot of Moises May
Moises May is accused of imprisoning Jonna Wilson in a Louisville house. Pic credit: Louisville PD

The police in Louisville, Kentucky, have released harrowing footage of officers rescuing a woman found chained to the floor of a barricaded house.

The LMPD had already announced the arrest of 36-year-old Moises May on August 18 on charges of kidnapping, but yesterday, they revealed the disturbing circumstances that led to his arrest.

On August 16, officers were called to a dilapidated two-story house on the south side of Louisville after neighbors reported hearing screams from within.

The cops attempted to break down the main door but found it barricaded, and they struggled to find another viable entrance. The suspect had screwed every door shut and bolted every window.

A neighbor eventually offered their ladder so the officers could climb in through a broken window on the second floor.

The brave officers found a very distressed woman, 37-year-old Jonna Wilson, with a chain around her neck bolted to the floor.

Louisville police freed Jonna Wilson from suspected kidnapper Moises May

A sobbing Wilson apologized to an officer, telling him her captor kept the keys on his keychain. Luckily, the officer found a hatchet and was able to break the chain at the point where it was fastened to the floor.

Watch the Latest on our YouTube Channel

Wilson was taken outside, where a member of the fire department removed the Masterlock padlock from the chain around her neck with a boltcutter.

The police arrested May a couple of days later. Preliminary reports claim Wilson and May got into an argument that turned physical. May is accused of pinning Wilson to the ground, cutting her hair with a machete, and forcing her to strip. He also took her cellphone.

Moises May accused of threatening to kill Jonna Wilson

The victim said May put the chain around her neck and told her he would return to the house later to kill her. He allegedly told her, “You’re gonna get it tonight. I told you the next time you leave and don’t come home, I’d kill you.”

The couple reportedly have a prior relationship. They share a child and used to live together at the house.

An LMPD report reads, “By leaving the victim chained up in the house with no way of calling for help or leaving, the defendant manifested an extreme indifference to the value of human life by engaging in conduct that created a risk of serious physical injury or death to the victim.”

May has been charged with kidnapping, intimidation, wanton endangerment, assault, terroristic threatening, and harassment.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x