Montville NJ police arrested a local man who allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a woman.
According to police, the kidnapping took place during the late evening hours. The 22-year-old suspect allegedly forced the victim to get into her car. He then allegedly got behind the wheel and drove the vehicle.
While driving the car, the suspect allegedly assaulted the victim on two occasions. At one point, when the victim reportedly tried to exit the car, the suspect reportedly punched her in the head and banged her head against a window.
The suspect drove to Passaic, NJ, where he allegedly assaulted the victim once again.
The suspect then drove to Montville, where a Montville police officer observed “suspicious behavior in the vehicle.”
Police placed the suspect under arrest in Montville NJ. While he was being arrested, the suspect allegedly threatened to kill the victim. He also reportedly told the arresting officer, “Wait till I get out, I’ll get you.”
The Montville Police Department conducted an investigation and spoke with the victim. Authorities believe that the suspect and the victim knew each other. Prior to the incident, the victim had reportedly gotten a temporary restraining order against the suspect.
The suspect has been charged with a number of crimes, including first degree kidnapping, criminal restraint, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and resisting arrest.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Jail in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. A superior court judge later maintained the high bail amount during a bail review hearing in Morris County Superior Court.
The suspect was also ordered to have no contact with the victim.
Montville Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault Charges NJ
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Montville Man Accused of Kidnapping, Assaulting Woman in Her Car.”