Local couple accused of kidnapping and assaulting man over drug debt

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ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Blair County couple faces multiple charges in connection with the alleged kidnapping, rape, and torture of a local man.

Altoona police say the incident started Monday evening in a city apartment and lasted for eight hours.
The alleged victim told police he owed Tara Sprankle $700 for drugs and that she and her boyfriend handcuffed him and taped his legs together.

They’re then accused of shooting him with a BB gun and burning him with a cigarette butt. According to the police complaint, Sprankle’s boyfriend, Justin Keller, raped the man.

Keller and Sprankle are being held in the Blair County Prison, in lieu of bail.

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