Alleged Albemarle Abduction

By: Philip Stewart
By: Philip Stewart

May 10, 2006

Albemarle County Police made an arrest tonight in a possible abduction case. Wednesday night police say they were alerted near mile marker 100 that a male had abducted a female, and that they were headed west on I-64.

State Police located the suspect's vehicle, and followed him to mile marker 120, just south of Charlottesville. That's when police said they arrested the man.

They also said there apparently was a phone call between the victim and one of her friends or a family member. That's when the friend alerted police to the abduction.

It was unclear Wednesday night what the relationship was between the victim and the suspect. Both are Albemarle county residents, and were described as being in their early 20's.

"We were able, with the assistance of the State Police, to locate the vehicle on the interstate near exit 120, successfully stop the vehicle, and actually took the suspect into custody without incident," explained Sgt. Pam Greenwood, of the Albemarle County Police Department.

An investigation is underway, and police told the Newsplex more charges could come from Wednesday's incident, because the suspect has several outstanding warrants including one relating to assault.

Police also said the victim was safe, and that she did not suffer any injuries.

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