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Woman Tells Police Boyfriend Kidnapped Her; Ordeal Included Five-Day Trip to Georgia in Her Stolen Car

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Woman Tells Police Boyfriend Kidnapped Her; Ordeal Included Five-Day Trip to Georgia in Her Stolen Car

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Byline: DAN SCANLAN

A 43-year-old Southside woman told police she was attacked Oct. 24 by her boyfriend before he took her on a five-day ride through Jacksonville and Georgia, holding her against her will.

Now police and the State Attorney's Office are investigating the incident that started at the woman's home in the 4000 block of Loys Drive.

The woman said she asked her 46-year-old boyfriend to leave at midnight Oct. 24.

Because she didn't have a valid driver's license, she agreed to let him drive her car - with her in it - to the Salvation Army at 10900 Beach Blvd., police said.

However, he instead drove to a motel in Jacksonville Beach, police said.

They argued that night, the man hitting her several times in the face, chest and legs and threatening to kill her if she tried to flee.

The next morning the man pulled a knife on the woman and again threatened to kill her if she left or called police, then drove to another motel on Commonwealth Avenue.

On Oct. 26, he drove the woman against her will to a third motel in Kingland, Ga., where they stayed until Sunday, when he drove them to a fourth motel.

The woman told police she retrieved her cellular telephone from the man and called a friend, who told officers she didn't report the incident because she was scared, according to the police report.

The man brought the woman back to Jacksonville, stopping in the 11000 block of Beach Boulevard, but leaving the keys in the ignition. The woman told police she escaped and called her estranged husband at 2 p.m. Monday.

Police said there were some inconsistencies and questions related to the woman's story, including why she didn't try to escape, so the investigation was continuing.

Following are the crimes and other incidents reported recently on the Southside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office:

-- A Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus and Toyota Highlander were stolen from VIP AUTO SALES AT 5936 PHILIPS HIGHWAY after someone cut a chain-link fence and got in. …

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