Detroit PD: Woman helps end ‘reign of terror’

This photo provided by the Detroit Police Department shows Roderick Neely, 23. He was arraigned Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, on charges of kidnapping, torture, attempted criminal sexual conduct and having a firearm as a felon. Police say he abducted a female pedestrian Jan. 22, 2014, in Detroit, and the woman escaped after stabbing him in the eye with a screwdriver. Police say Neely is a suspect in two similar attacks last year. (AP Photo/Detroit Police Department)
This photo provided by the Detroit Police Department shows Roderick Neely, 23. He was arraigned Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, on charges of kidnapping, torture, attempted criminal sexual conduct and having a firearm as a felon. Police say he abducted a female pedestrian Jan. 22, 2014, in Detroit, and the woman escaped after stabbing him in the eye with a screwdriver. Police say Neely is a suspect in two similar attacks last year. (AP Photo/Detroit Police Department)

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a woman’s bravery and “unwavering desire to survive” helped her fend off a rapist and torturer by stabbing him in the eye and “ending his reign of terror.”

Police say they believe 23-year-old ex-con Roderick Neely committed two similar attacks last year.

The judge who arraigned him Saturday ordered Neely held without bond on charges of torture, kidnapping, attempted rape and possessing a firearm as a felon.

Prosecutor’s spokeswoman Maria Miller says he didn’t have a lawyer Sunday.

The 43-year-old woman says the gun-wielding man forced her into a car as she walked near a gas station Wednesday. She says he beat her, pulled off her clothes and put a blowtorch to her feet.

She says he fled after she jabbed a screwdriver in his eye.

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