Police got more than they bargained for after pulling over a man for a taillight and finding out he had dead bodies in his home and a kidnapped woman inside of his car.
Stewart Weldon was arrested Sunday after he was pulled over for a broken taillight and the woman in his car told cops that she was being held captive for a month and repeatedly raped inside of his home in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Upon arriving at his house, police found three bodies after being met by a “miserable stench” coming from the residence, authorities said.
“Thank you guys for saving my life,” the woman hysterically told police. “I didn’t think I was ever going to get away.”
The smell radiating from the home was overpowering, according to James Leydon, a spokesman for Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni.
“It was a very noticeable and pungent odor that could be detected from the front of the home,” he said. “It was a miserable stench emanating from the home.”
The woman in Weldon’s car told police that he beat her with a hammer and told her he was going to kill her. Police say she was “crying uncontrollably” when Weldon was arrested while armed with two knives.
The victim was later hospitalized for “grotesque and violent” injuries, including a possible fractured jaw, stab wounds and “marks from being hit with a blunt object,” according to a police report.
Weldon remains held on $1 million bail on Friday where he faces charges of kidnapping and other charges.
Take a look at Weldon’s mugshot below along with some others from recent arrests.