Iowa couple accused of torturing and robbing man

Brandon Keleher and Melissa Lowe photos from Woodbury County Jail

Brandon Keleher and Melissa Lowe photos from Woodbury County Jail

Two Sioux City, Iowa residents are accused of using a heated kitchen utensil to stab and burn a man in their apartment.

Several Sioux City media reports say police were sent to the apartment of Melissa Lowe, 33 and Brandon Keleher, 32 at about 3 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013, after a neighbor complained of a disturbance there.  Police said they found an injured man who said he had just met Lowe and Keleher the previous night.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered when he was allegedly hit, stabbed and burned with a kitchen utensil that had been heated.  Lowe and Keleher also allegedly stole a wallet from the victim.

Lowe and Keleher were each charged with one count of willful injury and one count of first-degree robbery.  Both were held in the Woodbury County Jail in lieu of $70,000 bond.

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