A Palisades Park New Jersey man allegedly kidnapped a woman and held her captive in his car for seven hours.
The 21-year-old suspect is accused of snatching the victim in Ridgefield Park NJ and keeping her trapped in his motor vehicle all night. The victim later told police that the suspect kidnapped her by punching her in the face, grabbing her by the arm, and forcing her into his vehicle.
Later, the suspect allegedly drove to a parking garage located in Fairview, New Jersey. When the victim tried to escape, the suspect allegedly threatened to physically hurt her.
At some point, the suspect freed the victim. She later notified the Palisades Park Police Department, which subsequently placed the suspect under arrest. He faces criminal charges for kidnapping and simple assault.
Moreover, the case was classified as a domestic violence incident because the suspect and the victim reportedly know each other, although authorities have not disclosed the exact nature of the relationship.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the most serious kidnapping charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1, anyone who illegally removes or confines another person for the purpose of inflicting bodily injury can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction for first degree kidnapping could lead to a minimum term of incarceration of 25 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. While he awaits a hearing in Bergen County Superior Court, the suspect was being held on a $75,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Allegedly Held Woman Captive for More Than 7 Hours.”