Men attempt to lure woman into prostitution, police say

Cody McCaulou (Source: Russellville PD)
Cody McCaulou (Source: Russellville PD)
Michael Netherton (Source: Russellville PD)
Michael Netherton (Source: Russellville PD)

RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Two men are behind bars in Russellville, accused of kidnapping a woman.

But their intentions are what makes the case bizarre.

Police say the woman knew one of the men. She told investigators she spent several hours with them before finding out they wanted to use her as a prostitute.

Michael Netherton and Cody McCaulou face a list of charges including kidnapping and resisting arrest.

Russellville Police say they got a disturbance call Monday at the the Budget Inn.

When they arrived on scene, both men took off on foot, only to be taken into custody after a short police chase.

According to the victim, she was riding around with the two men when they arrived at the motel.

"They had brought her here with the intentions to use her as a prostitute," said Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett.

Police said when the woman learned of their intentions she tried to call for help, but the men stopped her.

"She was able to, once they were outside of the room, make enough noise that bystanders were able to hear her and actually call police," Hargett said.

The chief credits the bystanders for making a call for help when they noticed something wasn't right.

"It's very bizarre; it's one of those things that you never know what's going to happen, and luckily, nobody was seriously injured or killed in the situation." said Hargett.

Netherton and McCaulou are each being held on $50,000 bond

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