MUNCIE, Ind. (Network Indiana): A man accused of holding three people hostage and beating one of them with a shovel is out of prison ahead of his August 4 trial.
Last week, a Delaware County judge agreed to release Benitez “Benny” McCullum from jail, provided he wear a GPS monitoring device and stay away from his accusers.
McCullum and his accomplice, Robert Walton, are accused of holding two women and a man against their will in a Muncie apartment in August 2016.
Prosecutors say McCullum beat the man with a shovel and threatened him with a nail gun. He faces 12 criminal charges, including aggravated battery and criminal confinement.
Walton is accused of torturing one of the women with a nail gun, shooting her in the legs, abdomen, and a foot. He has not been released from jail and is due in court July 9.