According to authorities, the kidnapping occurred during the late evening hours. The 22-year-old suspect allegedly forced the victim to enter her vehicle. He then allegedly drove off with the victim in the passenger seat.
The suspect is accused of assaulting the victim on two occasions during the drive. At one point, the victim reportedly tried to get out of the car; the suspect allegedly responded by punching her in the head and banging her head against a car window.
The suspect drove the vehicle to Passaic, NJ, where he reportedly assaulted the victim again.
The suspect ultimately drove the car to Montville. At that point, a Montville NJ police officer spotted the vehicle and observed “suspicious behavior” inside the car.
The suspect was arrested in Montville, New Jersey. During the course of the arrest, the suspect allegedly threatened to murder the victim. He also allegedly shouted at the arresting officer and threatened, “Wait till I get out, I’ll get you.”
Montville police investigated the incident and spoke with the victim. Investigators believe that the suspect and the victim knew each other, although the exact nature of their relationship was not disclosed. Prior to the alleged kidnapping, the victim reportedly obtained a temporary restraining order against the suspect.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was moved to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $250,000 bail amount. During a bail review hearing in Morris County Superior Court, the superior court judge maintained the high bail amount.
The judge also ordered the suspect to have no contact with the victim or her parents.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Montville Man Accused of Kidnapping, Assaulting Woman in Her Car.”