Second suspect arrested in Central Coast kidnap-torture case
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. —
Investigators said Tuesday that a second suspect was arrested for the apparent kidnapping and fork-and-hammer torture of a California central coast man who escaped his attackers after days of captivity.
San Luis Obispo County sheriff's investigators say 42-year-old Daniel Andrew Zeller was arrested Monday in California Valley, a community 55 miles east of Atascadero. He was held on drug possession warrants.
The San Luis Obispo County Tribune says the 27-year-old victim told deputies that Zeller and 44-year-old Phillip Clyde Williams, who was arrested Saturday, kidnapped and tortured him at a California Valley home.
Sheriff's spokesman Rob Bryn says the man escaped on Friday and contacted authorities. He was hospitalized afterward.
A motive hadn't been disclosed as of Tuesday and Bryn said that day that details were being withheld until the investigation was complete.
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