CROMWELL (Aug. 21, 2014) -- Two Auburn men are facing felony charges after allegedly tying up a Cromwell man and burying him up to his neck.
According to area media, Phillip Longsworth and Karl Karn are both facing a charge of criminal confinement causing bodily injury.
The incident began when Longsworth reported someone had stolen a saw from his business. That was when he and Karn allegedly lured the victim -who they say had knowledge of the theft- to Longsworthâ€™s business.
Police say the two tackled the victim, bound his wrists and ankles with duct tape, dug a hole with a backhoe and then buried him up to his neck.
Investigators said the victim lied about the sawâ€™s location in order to get the two men to leave and then escaped on his own.
The victim is not facing any charges related to the theft of the saw.