Police: Woman Escapes Captivity But Injured
It took days for a La Crosse woman to escape her imprisonment. Police say a 21 year-old was held captive by her boyfriend, 25 year-old Steven Parker for three days last week-end after Parker brutally beat her and wouldn't let her near a phone. Cops say the couple initially got into an argument over their infant daughter. Parker apparently beat the woman to the point where she was huddled on the floor, bleeding and crying in pain. They say he wouldn't let her leave the house. Even while cops walked outside during the Labor Day parade, the woman says was too afraid for her daughter to call for help. A week passed before the woman reported Parker. Police say she still looked pretty rough from the beating. Parker faces a number of charges.