A Grain Valley man has been charged with kidnapping, accused of keeping an ex-girlfriend in captivity in a remote central Missouri location for two weeks in November.
Jackson County prosecutors on Friday charged Michael P. Snider, 37, with kidnapping and armed criminal action. He had been arrested about nine days earlier near Gravois Mills in central Missouri.
According to court records, the alleged kidnapping on Nov. 5 was followed by about two weeks of violent abuse at a remote garage in central Missouri. Prosecutors accused Snider of assaulting the woman over several days with a gun, a knife, a baseball bat, a tree log and steel-toed boots.
The woman told investigators that Snider forced her into a car at gunpoint as she left a Casey’s General Store at 101 S. Buckner Tarsney Road in Grain Valley, then made her lay down in the vehicle for a two-hour ride. The woman described being locked inside a garage with a concrete floor and a wood stove.
The woman told investigators that Snider assaulted and raped her during her captivity and threatened to execute her in a shallow grave in the woods.
After about a week, prosecutors say, Snider took the woman back to Grain Valley to drop her off at the McDonald’s where she worked. But Snider allegedly changed his mind, returning her to the garage, where she was held captive and the assaults continued.
The woman told police that Snider released her on Nov. 20. She went to her parents’ home, then to a hospital.
The location where the woman was allegedly held remained unknown, according to court records. The woman told investigators that on the way home she and Snider traveled on Missouri 135 and passed through Stover and Sedalia.
Before his arrest, Snider had been sought by police for months, suspected of kidnapping the same woman in June.