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NECK DEEP: Cromwell man buried

August 21, 2014

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 Longsworth’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 saw’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.

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