Sheriff's Detectives Arrest Kidnap/Rape/Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Thursday, May 3, 2001 9:30 AM


A female subject who wished to report she was the victim of a kidnap/rape by her ex-boyfriend contacted the Sutter County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's Detectives took over the investigation and interviewed the female. It was learned that the alleged crimes occurred in a rural area of the Feather River bottoms, in a makeshift encampment near the Oregon train trestle (the Southern Pacific overdressing). Information provided by the victim disclosed that the incidents began on the afternoon of April 30th, 2001. The female was an acquaintance of the suspect and wanted to speak with him. The victim told detectives that during the conversation, the suspect began to threaten her and physically assault while questioning her. During this time the suspect also hit the victim about the head, upper body, and legs with a large tree branch. Over the next twenty-four hours the suspect allegedly sexually assaulted, beat and tortured the victim. At one point the victim was forced to lie in a shallow grave and told she would be killed. The suspect accompanied the victim to a residence in south Yuba City, where she was eventually able to gain her freedom and escape.

Based on the information provided by the victim, Sutter County Patrol Deputies and Detectives approached the makeshift camp and located a white male. The male was taken into custody. He has been identified as Brett Joseph Glassgow, WMA, 31 years old, transient. Glassgow was charged with kidnapping, rape, and torture during a kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and false imprisonment, . He was also arrested on a no bail warrant charging violation of probation from Yuba County.

The Sutter County Sheriff's Department is continuing its investigation into this matter. There will be no additional media release of this case at this time


Bill Grove, Undersheriff (530) 822-7307

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