Thursday, November 10, 2022

Wayne man charged with abduction, torture

Jeremy Robert Brock
A woman held captive for six weeks and repeatedly assaulted with a baseball bat was rescued from her assailant by Wayne police Nov. 1.

Wayne officers responded to a call of a woman attempting to escape from a man at a convenience store on Annapolis Street at about 5:58 p.m. Nov. 1. After interviewing a 23-year-old Flat Rock woman at the scene, officers subsequently arrested Jeremy Robert Brock, 22, of Wayne. He now faces multiple felony charges in two separate jurisdictions, including unlawful imprisonment and torture of the woman, his former girlfriend.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Brock with torture, two counts of unlawful imprisonment, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of domestic violence and two counts of felony firearm.

Prosecutors claim that on Sept. 16, Brock forced the victim from her home on Iroquois Lane in Flat Rock at gunpoint. It is alleged that he forced her to steal a vehicle and drive to Wayne where he held her captive for the next six weeks. She was allegedly held against her will at a Michigan Avenue hotel and at a residence in the 3860 block of  Hayes Street in Wayne.

While holding her captive, the suspect allegedly assaulted the victim multiple times with a baseball bat, according to documents from the prosecutor's office.  

Brock was arraigned Thursday, Nov. 3, in the 33rd District Court and bond was set at  $300,000 or 10 percent. If released on bail, he was ordered to have no contact with the victim and remain in Michigan. 

He is scheduled to be back in court Nov. 15 and will face charges of unlawful imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence, and two counts of felony firearm before Judge Jennifer Hesson in Flat Rock District Court.

Brock will also face charges of torture, unlawful imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence before Wayne District Court Chief Judge Breeda O'Leary.