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Sisters Kidnap Neighbor and Beat Her with Cross During Exorcism

Two South Carolina sisters are facing charges after allegations that they abducted their neighbor in an effort to perform an exorcism on her based on the belief that she was the victim of a possession.

Brittany and Tiara Jones, sisters who reside in Columbia, South Carolina, suspected that their 56-year-old neighbor was possessed and they allegedly decided to intervene in what police have called an exorcism attempt.

On March 19 the Jones sisters reportedly snatched the woman from her home against her will and detained her. During the time the alleged victim was held by the Jones’ they were said to have used a cross to assault her in an attempt to purge the suspected evil from her body. The woman was also not given any nourishment during the lengthy period she was captive.

When the victim saw the opportunity she found a way to flee from her alleged attackers and went to a nearby home for assistance. She was taken to the hospital and had her wounds tended to. None of her injuries were diagnosed as severe.

Last week Columbia police took 28-year-old Brittany Jones into custody and she was booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. She has been charged with one count of first-degree assault, and one count of kidnapping and her bail has been set at $100,000.

Outstanding warrants for the same charges were issued against 26-year-old Tiara Jones, who was not present when her sister was arrested, and police issued a public statement asking for help if anyone knew where she was.

Tiara Jones was located and arrested on April 19.

If you or someone you love is suspected of assault, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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