Rape suspect captured; victim played dead to escape

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man wanted for a violent rape has been taken into custody.

Police say Kelvin Montgomery, also known as RJ, kidnapped and repeatedly raped a woman in East Memphis Sunday night.

The victim said he beat her for hours until she was found running down the street handcuffed and naked.

“The whole incident was extremely traumatizing. Horrific. Something right out of a horror move,” said one of the victim’s friends, who didn’t want to give her name for safety reasons.

Friends said they barely recognize their friend. She just got out of the hospital after they said was drugged, kidnapped and taken to a home on Willow Road.

“He beat her. He tried to kill her. She had to pretend to be dead before he stopped,” said the friend.

The victim told her friends Montgomery tormented and teased her for hours.

“He was laughing at her and saying things. Horrible things to her,” said the friend. “She refused to die.”

The victim told her friends when Montgomery fell asleep, she sneaked out.

“She said her brain went into survival mode, and she just got out of there,” said the friend.

The victim got help from a neighbor, but by the time police got there, Montgomery wasn’t there.

The victim likely has nerve damage and internal bruising, but physically, she’s expected to be OK.


  • Joe Bo

    This sub-human should be “put down” like the animal he is. She was probably not his first victim.

  • cheryl

    I can’t believe there r no comments about this animal..Not playing the race card,,but if he had been black..there would have been 4,000 comments…js

  • BlackisBeautiful

    Obviously the editor’s for channel 3 are children of plantation owners who promote black hatred. They allow ALL negative comments about blacks, but delete negative comments about whites. That’s fine. Because at the end of the day editor you still are working for a black man who earns twice your salary and has more white friends than you do. Lol.

  • hank wesson

    put this animal down for good the morron better be glad that law enforcement got to him first no bond for this fool lock him up and throw away the key

  • Gale Banks

    I’ve never understood how people can convict a person by what ‘the police said’…..there are always 3 sides to every story….his, hers and the truth….We weren’t there and we don’t know what happened. I’d rather withhold judgment until I hear the whole story. It’s a disgusting story, if true, and I don’t blame people for jumping to conclusions after reading a story like this; but, it’s not fair to anyone to be tried in the media before having his/her day in court.

  • Very Angry

    The system is totally screwed up. If someone yells a racial slur they get the book thrown at them. Let someone do what this guy did to that woman and they just about tell him good job. No wonder we have so many criminals running around. They know they can get away with it. These people need to realize that words can’t hurt you but what this guy did, they need to castrate him and put him away for a very very long time. If letting this guy go is called protection who needs it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary Wynne

    Women must realize too that you don’t meet a stranger, then go home with him. In Memphis and lots of cities horrible things like this happens. Yes,this is indeed awful what happened to the lady , but she must know that things like this will continue to happen unless she changes her life style as well. She is lucky to be alive.

    • doobie

      Yeah. That Jennifer chicken used to date him. He’s always had a strong alpha ego that got him into trouble. I’m guessing the girl got drunk, did drugs, went home with him, and it went badly when she told him no. He doesn’t take no for an answer. Never has… especially when drunk or high.

  • Mom

    Not sure what this has to do with race….at all… or why people even comment to that end. @Gale Banks, if it walks like a duck…it’s probably a duck. What a spineless weasel of a “man” he is. Thank God the woman got away! Somehow I know there’s drugs involved.

  • Gale Banks

    @Mom…..if you weren’t there to see “it” walking, you can’t say what it looks like. And, @Doobie, according to his arrest record, he’s only been “in trouble” one other time. Where’s your reasoning? It’s never fair to try someone in the media. If he is convicted, or confesses, then blast away; otherwise, quit judging someone when you weren’t there, didn’t see anything and don’t know the FACTS.

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