Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 | 10:22 a.m.
For six months, Jason Greniger held Sheena Herschbach captive at a Mesquite motel, where he threatened and beat her, until a Facebook post changed everything, Mesquite Police reported.
After months of only being allowed to leave their MV Motel room to pick up beer at a Smith’s grocery store, Greniger allowed Herschbach to visit the library, police said. Once there, she saw her an escape route via Facebook.
She posted the following on her Facebook page: “I just want to let every one know I’m sarry I whant to come home but he wont let me yes Jason don’t knoe im online in mesquet novata at the mv motel.”
A friend saw the post and reported it to Mesquite Police. That night, Herschbach was rescued and Greniger was arrested, authorities said.
These were the details outlined in a Mesquite Police arrest report.
Six months ago, Greniger picked up Herschbach in California and threatened to hurt her and her children if she didn’t go with him.
Trapped and scared, Herschbach went with him to MV Motel at 151 E. Mesquite Blvd., where the owner hired the couple to run the motel.
Herschbach said Greniger beat her numerous times and threatened to harm her or her children if she tried to call police. It wasn’t until he allowed her to visit the library that she was able to escape.
When police arrived, Herschbach appeared scared of Greniger and would often speak to police in a whisper. Police discovered that Greniger had a warrant out for his arrest by the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office in Grand Rapids, Minn., on a count of first-degree malicious punishment of a child.
Herschbach had also filed a protection order against Greniger in Itasca County.
Greniger denied the warrant and claimed his name was Jake Paul.
He was taken into custody on the warrant and then arrested on a count of second-degree kidnapping.
A Facebook post dated on Sunday from Herschbach’s page indicates that she is doing better.