Lunenburg Man Charged with Kidnapping
By Mina Corpuz
FITCHBURG -- A Lunenburg man allegedly held a woman he employed as a housekeeper against her will and threatened to kill her Sunday, according to police.
The incident began on when Nouanmany Luangkhene, 27, of 1790 Mass. Ave., asked the New Hampshire woman to take him and friends to a bar in Leominster, police said. After picking them up, the victim told police, they returned to his Lunenburg home, where she saw the front door had been kicked in, according to the police narrative.
The victim told police Luangkhene accused her of breaking in and stealing $10,000. He took her phone and then, the victim told police, allegedly bound the woman’s arms to a chair using bungee cords and duct tape and covered her face with a sweater and a bag.
With her bound, he allegedly struck the victim multiple times in the head and face, breaking her nose and causing her jaw to swell, according to a police narrative of the assault.
While blindfolded, Luangkhene forced the victim into his car and drove her to an unknown location where he said he threatened kill her, court documents say.
The woman told police she eventually escaped from the car, but Luangkhene recaptured and bound her before driving her back to his home, according to the narrative.
After several hours, the victim told police, Luangkhene let her go and threatened to kill the victim and her family.
The woman drove herself home to New Hampshire and then sought treatment for her injuries at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. From there, she reported the incident to police.
When Lunenburg police went to Luangkhene’s home to investigate, he denied the allegations. He was arrested, taken into custody without incident and booked at the station with kidnapping, assault and battery, threatening to commit a crime, and larceny.
At a Thursday dangerousness hearing, he was ordered held without bail.
His next court date is a pretrial hearing scheduled for Jan. 22.