Sammy Martz Kidnaps And Tortures Woman In West Virginia

Sammy Martz

Sammy Martz is a man from West Virginia who allegedly kidnapped and tortured a woman using a butane torch. According to police reports officers were called to a residence in Philippi, West Virginia and found a woman hiding underneath a porch. The woman told authorities that Sammy Martz had threatened to kill her and burned her several times with a butane torch while refusing to allow her to leave.

Sammy Martz who would admit to police that he had burned the victim on several occasions was arrested and charged with kidnapping. Police would also find a large amount of meth in the home. To be honest the only real reason I included this post on My Crime Library was for the mugshot

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A man in West Virginia is under arrest after he was accused of holding a woman against her will for hours.

Sammy Joe Martz, 47, held that victim for four to five hours and “tortured” her during that time, according to the Philippi Police Department.

Details on the circumstances have not been released, but police said more charges against Martz are expected to be filed as the investigation continues.

Officers also said they found a “substantial” amount of methamphetamine in his home

Martz is charged with kidnapping and he’s being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail without bond.

According to, Martz was arrested in 2018 after police said he tried to start a fire inside a vacant car wash.

Police discovered what was happening when they saw smoke coming out of the building through a “busted” window.

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