Vance man accused of beating girlfriend with ax handle and setting her hair on fire

Stoney Sharp reports.

43-year-old Shane Price of Vance is facing charges for allegedly beating his girlfriend with an ax handle and setting her hair on fire.

Court documents said the 18-hour kidnapping began October 10 at a residence Price and his girlfriend shared. The girlfriend stated Price beat her because he thought she was cheating on him.

Court papers said Price beat his girlfriend with an ax handle, tortured her sexually and set her hair on fire to "make her so ugly no one would want her". Price also threatened the woman with a large knife.

The following morning the documents state Price forced his girlfriend to go with him to work, making her lay in the backseat covered with blankets. Price caught the woman escaping his vehicle twice. The third time she was able to get help and call police.

The court records show the victim had swelling on her face and body.

Price was charged with kidnapping and resisting arrest. He is in the Tuscaloosa County jail on a $250,000 bond.

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