One of three men accused of tying up and torturing a Hartford man over the weekend and leaving him in the basement for 24 hours faced a judge.
The 45-year-old was arrested on York Street around 8 p.m., not far from where the crime took place.
Police said they only found the victim after getting a call from a neighbor who said he heard someone screaming nonstop.
Neighbors said the commotion began Sunday at 27 Glendale St., in Hartford after the man was found tied in the shower of a basement, hands and legs bound by robe and Christmas lights.
Police said the victim, 50-year-old Neville Bar, of Hartford, had been there for 24 hours.
On Wednesday, Eyewitness News had the only cameras in the courtroom after one of Bar's alleged attackers, Christopher Brown, 45, went before a judge for the first time following his arrest.
Bar told police that Brown, whom he identified in a photo array, and two other armed men with Jamaican accents, had randomly abducted him in the city's Asylum Hill neighborhood.
He said they put a bag over his head, and took him to a basement where he was tied up, burned with a melted plastic water bottle, and tortured, continually being asked, where his drugs and money were located.
Police said the attackers stole $700 in Bar's wallet and that it was rumored Bar had just received 100 pounds of marijuana from Jamaica.
Bar couldn't be reached for comment.
Brown is being held on $750,000 bond.
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