A Texas man could spend the rest of his life behind bars after he allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and kept her chained in the back of a van. He planned to take her to a cave and brainwash her into desiring to marry him.
32-year-old Jack William Morgan was convicted last week of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, the Dallas Morning News reported. He faces sentencing in March.
The charges stem from the January kidnapping of his 28-year-old ex-girlfriend, who was found wearing only underwear in the back of a van driven by Morgan in January of last year. A 19-year-old named Samuel Brown was in the passenger seat.
Morgan dragged his ex out of her Las Vegas apartment earlier that day, according to an eyewitness testimony, and may have used an electronic stun device and a knife to coerce her into coming with him. The witness was able to give authorities an accurate description of the van, which allowed New Mexico state police to track it down to a location outside of Santa Fe later that night.
According to court documents, the woman told police that Morgan used an entire roll of duct tape to wrap her neck, face and hair and had tried to keep her hogtied. He also choked her multiple times to the point of unconsciousness before chaining her by her neck to the van’s wheel well.
Morgan allegedly told her that he was going to take her to a cave, chain her to an anchor and “brainwash me to be his wife,” she claimed.
According to Brown, he and Morgan had been planning the kidnapping for over a year and used fake social media accounts to keep tabs on her. He tracked down her apartment by going door-to-door under the guide of collecting church donations. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping in November.
Morgan and the victim dated during college and had reconnected over coffee about a week before the abduction.