WAGNER -- A Wagner man has been charged with holding a woman captive in a house for several hours over the weekend while raping her and hitting her with a baseball bat.
Michael Guerue, 36, faces four criminal charges, including first-degree kidnapping, a Class C felony for which he could serve life in prison if convicted.
According to court documents, at 11:11 p.m. on Saturday, a Wagner police officer responded to a house on North Street, where the alleged victim told him Guerue had held her in the house for about four hours before she was able to run away and call 911.
Guerue reportedly climbed out a basement window, was told to stop and jumped back in the window. When he tried to close the window on the officer, he was tased. He then allegedly ran out of the house and down the block, where he was seen standing behind a tree. When he ran again, Guerue was tased again by a tribal officer who had arrived on the scene to assist.
Guerue allegedly continued to resist arrest, but was eventually handcuffed, placed into a patrol vehicle and transported to the Charles Mix County Jail.
The following day, during a conversation with another Wagner police officer, the victim said that in the time Guerue allegedly held her in the house, he had raped her; hit her head, arms and legs with a baseball bat; cut her face with a knife; and hit her in the head with his fists multiple times, knocking her unconscious.
Throughout that time, the victim said, Guerue repeatedly threatened to kill her.
In addition to the kidnapping charge, Guerue faces charges of second-degree rape, a Class 1 felony punishable by up to 50 years in prison; as well as aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony; and resisting arrest, a Class 1 misdemeanor.