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Indiana Woman Jumps From Moving Car After Man Kidnaps Her From Apartment, Police Say

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Source: Monroe County Correctional Center, UNSPLASH

Oct. 27 2022, Published 10:04 a.m. ET

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An Indiana man faces a kidnapping charge after a woman jumped from his vehicle to escape him after he allegedly dragged her from an apartment, authorities said.

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On Oct. 18, police in Bloomington were called to the hospital to speak with the woman who told them she suffered multiple injuries after she was forced to jump from a sedan driven by the suspect, Wade Jackson, 61, WXIN reported.

According to the woman, she was at an apartment with friends when Jackson showed up and demanded to know if she was there, court documents state.

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The woman said she was hiding from Jackson, but he located her in the apartment and allegedly dragged her by the ponytail to his car while hitting and kicking her, according to the documents.

Despite her attempts to stall for time, Jackson warned the woman not to scream before he allegedly forced her into his car, police said.

The documents indicate the woman believed Jackson had a gun and he allegedly threatened to shoot her but she wasn’t sure if he was armed at the time of the incident.

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After Jackson took off with the woman, she said she jumped from the moving vehicle because she was scared for her life, according to the documents.

The victim suffered a head abrasion as well as road rash on her shoulders, back, knees and other parts of her body.

Jackson was arrested at his home on Oct. 23.

In addition to the kidnapping count, Jackson also faces charges of domestic battery, and intimidation.

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