James Barton Horn Jr. -- who had been charged with 2 homicides, kidnapping, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon -- was fatally shot by police in a home in Johnson County, said Lt. Sonny Lynch of Rural Missouri Major Case Squad.
Police had said Horn, 47, kept Sandra Sutton, his ex-girlfriend, in a box at a home in Sedalia, in the west-central part of the state, from January to April 30.
She escaped from her abductor, her ex boyfriend James Horn, in April and went to live with relatives , however, when her relatives were out of the house for work, Horn found her and her 17 year old son and killed both of them.
"He was in a closet. He was armed. He refused to surrender, he threatened officers, and he was shot and killed," Lynch told reporters.