Thursday, February 11, 2021

Township man accused in kidnapping incident

Charges are pending against a Canton Township man accused of kidnapping a woman and two children on Jan. 27.

According to police reports, a woman called 911 at about 2:15 p.m. last Wednesday to report that she and her two children were being held against their will in a vehicle traveling on I-96. The police dispatcher was able to get a description of the vehicle before the call dropped. Troopers from the Michigan State Police located the car and attempted a traffic stop on eastbound I-96 near Grand River in Detroit, but the driver ignored police and refused to stop the vehicle.

Several other Michigan State Police vehicles in the area responded to the call seeking to stop the vehicle in which the woman and children were allegedly being held, according to police accounts of the incident.

When the driver entered westbound I-94 the troopers were able to “successfully conduct a no-contact rolling road block,” state police said. Dashcam footage from the state police shows four troopers surrounding the dark-colored vehicle at the side of the busy interstate freeway.

The man, identified only as a 28-year-old Canton Township resident, was arrested at the scene. Police said he had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence from Oakland County.

The woman and children were freed at the scene, police said, and no injuries were reported in the incident.