*Update* Two Men Charged in Assault-Kidnapping
More details were released Thursday in the kidnapping and assault case in Chisago County in which two men are charged with beating their nephew. Bradley Anthony Dusenka, 50, and Marcus Lee Clay, 43, are charged with three counts for allegedly beating Shawn Matthew Dougherty, 25, because they say he robbed his grandfather.
It’s alleged that Clay and Dusenka beat Dougherty at multiple locations in Chisago County, including in Rush City.
In the complaint, Dougherty told police he was beaten in the head at a pole shed with an axe handle. He also said his uncles attacked his knees with a boat oar which eventually split in half and broke.
The attack started when Dougherty went to the home of Shane Sperr who invited him over to check out items on Craig’s List, according to the complaint. When he arrived, Sperr allegedly opened the garage door just enough so Dougherty had to crawl underneath and when he did, his uncles began beating him.
Dougherty also told police his uncles took off his socks and shoes so he could not run away.
The complaint states that Dougherty’s uncles threatened to kill him if he didn’t return the property by Friday.
Officers responded to a call of an assault on Tuesday and transported Dougherty to the Wyoming ER and then to Regions Hospital.
Both Dusenka and Clay are charged with Aiding and Abetting Assault in the Second Degree, Aiding and Abetting Kidnapping, and Aiding and Abetting Terroristic Threats. If convicted, they could each spend over 30 years in prison.