Kidnapping victim dials 911 without captor knowing - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Kidnapping victim dials 911 without captor knowing

ELKTON, KY (WSMV) -

Todd County Sheriff's Department officials said a kidnapping victim stopped a crime by calling police without her captor ever knowing.  

According to officials, suspect James Young offered a woman a ride home from her friend's house in Russellville last week.

"He told her he needed to run some errands before he took her home, so it didn't surprise her he was turning some directions he would not have normally turned," said Deputy Patrick Turner. "However, when he left the county, crossed over into back roads in Todd county, then she started getting alarmed about what was going on."

Officials said Young kept the woman in the car by threatening her with a box cutter, but just out of view, the woman dialed 911 and was giving hints to dispatch about what was happening.

"She used the word 'kidnapped', and she used words about the box cutter he was using," said Turner. "Dispatch was able to track the call and determine her location even though she was moving in the vehicle."

By the time the car stopped on Old Allensville Road in Todd County, sheriff's officials said Young had figured out the woman was talking to 911 by phone. At that point, she just started talking to dispatch directly.

"I got there just a few seconds after he came to a stop," said Turner.

James Young is charged with kidnapping, attempted rape and first degree assault while the victim is safe. It's a crime Turner said was stopped through the careful actions of the victim and technology.

"Even a small rural county like Todd County, we still have access to that kind of technology to be able to do that," said Turner.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Lake Charles Police Department make arrests in 8 homicides in 2017

    Lake Charles Police Department make arrests in 8 homicides in 2017

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 6:19 AM EDT2017-07-26 10:19:44 GMT
    Lake Charles Police are on the scene of a homicide on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Police are on the scene of a homicide on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles. (Source: KPLC)

    Nationally, according to the FBI, only 64% of homicide cases are solved but the Lake Charles Police Department has had only two cold cases since 2001.

    More >>

    Nationally, according to the FBI, only 64% of homicide cases are solved but the Lake Charles Police Department has had only two cold cases since 2001.

    More >>
  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Teen violence on the rise

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Teen violence on the rise

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 5:34 AM EDT2017-07-26 09:34:23 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise. 

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise. 

    More >>
  • District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    District Attorney: Community needs to come together to address teen violence

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:33:26 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

    More >>

    There is a shocking trend in the Lake area—deadly violence with teens among those arrested. In fact we've seen two cases in just over a week.First on July 17TH, gunfire on North Simmons Street in Lake Charles left  31 year old Gary Obrien dead.       Four people face charges in connection with the case, including 16 year old Justin Ned. He's booked on charges of principle to first degree murder and armed robbery. And this past Saturday, 24-ye...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly