UPDATED: Woman found in Destin after alleged kidnapping


Chase Stewart, Heather Sutton and Brittany Plitt were charged in the alleged kidnapping and beating of a Niceville woman.

Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 01:04 PM.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has filed charges against three suspects in connection with a kidnapping and aggravated battery.

Brittany Plitt, 22, and Heather Sutton, 23, both of Fort Walton Beach are charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery, and robbery. Chase Stewart, 28, of Destin is charged with principal to kidnapping.

The OCSO received information Monday that 23-year old Bethany Stanley of Niceville had been kidnapped on Jan. 27 and was being beaten and driven around the area in a white GMC pick-up truck, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

Investigators were told that Plitt and Sutton believed Stanley had stolen drugs from their residence. After an intense search for the suspect’s vehicle, a deputy spotted the truck on Calhoun Avenue around 4:20 p.m. Monday.

The victim and suspects were also located at that address, according to the press release.

Stanley told investigators that Plitt and Sutton picked her up at the Circle K on Racetrack Road and then took her to a home on Hollywood Boulevard. Stanley said she was attacked there by Plitt and Sutton, as well as two other females.

She said she was tied up and repeatedly beaten over the next day until she was rescued in Destin.

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