According to the Stevens Point Journal, a Wisconsin woman appeared in court on Friday on charges related to an incident in which she held two men hostage and demanded that one of them have sex with her.
Terry Boyd, a native of Wausau, Wisconsin, appeared on charges of false imprisonment, resisting arrested, disorderly conduct, and bail jumping. Because of a plea agreement, all charges but the three counts of disorderly conducted were dismissed.
The charges stem from an incident last August, in which police were called to a house after neighbors reported that they heard a man screaming for help. When police arrived, they found two men — one of whom was Boyd’s roommate — hanging out of a second-story window calling for help.
The men, who are not named because they are potentially victims of a crime involving sexual assault, told police that Boyd had barricaded them in the room and was holding them against their will. She said that neither could leave until one of them had sex with her.
The officers freed the men, but after they left, Boyd called the Apsirus Wausau Hospital and claimed that the police had “beaten her up.” She was transported to the hospital, where she became “combative” with the staff, leading to her arrest for disorderly conduct.
When she was released from the Marathon County Jail, she returned home and again barricaded her roommate in his bedroom and refused to let him out. Police were called again, forced their way into the home, and arrested Boyd again.
On Friday, a judge in the Marathon County Circuit Court sentenced Boyd to nine months probation. Boyd will avoid any further time in jail, the judge said, so long as she “stays out of trouble.”
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