Final suspect arrested after woman beaten, held against her will

Published 9:23 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2023

VIDALIA, La. — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a man suspected of beating and holding a woman against her will on Wednesday.

Dustin Wright, 23, was arrested for second-degree battery charges.

Multiple other arrests had already been made in the case after a woman escaped from captivity and walked into a nearby pharmacy in Vidalia with obvious injuries to her face and neck asking for help, where she reported to authorities what had happened.

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The victim alleged that several people had entered her home without permission, kicked and beat her, strangled her, slathered her with Vic’s vapor rub, sprayed her with pepper spray and held her in another house overnight against her will.

Authorities said she received medical care and is in a safe location.

Henry Hinkston, who deputies were unable to locate earlier, was apprehended on Monday.

Shortly after the incident, the woman was able to identify her captors and deputies arrested Curtis Martin, 43; Dakota Tolbert, 29; Camelia Wilson, 42; Ginger Keith, 42; Jamarkus Colenburg, 24; and Billie Jean Ryan, 25; and Hinkston, 43.

Tolbert, Wilson, Keith and Colenburg are each charged with home invasion and second-degree battery; Ryan with home invasion, second-degree battery and possession of schedule I and II controlled substances; and Martin with home invasion, second-degree battery, false imprisonment and possession of schedule I and II controlled substances; and Hinkston with second-degree battery.

Anyone who is arrested is presumed innocent until they are proven guilty.