On Tuesday afternoon August 20, 2013 at approximately 3:00 pm, deputies responded to the area of Claysville Road within the intersection of Phillips Road after a 911 call. The caller advised that she had received a cell phone call from her friend, age 25, advising her that her vehicle had become disabled and needed assistance. The caller advised that when she arrived in the area, she found her friend’s car. She advised the 911 dispatcher that she feared for her friend’s safety.
Deputies and officers from the Cambridge Police Department responded to the area. While enroute to the scene, dispatch received a call from employees of the AEP substation on Glenn Highway reporting that they had a female at the building reporting that she had been abducted and had escaped. Deputies and Detectives responded to the substation and met with the female who was visibly shaken.
The female reported that she had run out of gas near the intersection of Claysville Road and Phillips Road. She advised that while waiting for her friend, a white male drove up next to her, had a weapon and ordered her into the vehicle. After observing the weapon, she got into the passenger side of the vehicle. She advised that after driving a short distance, she attempted to kick the man, causing him to slow down. She was able to exit the vehicle and began running through the wooded area until reaching the business.
She advised that she did not know the male nor had she ever seen him prior to the incident. The man was described as a white male with light brown hair and was in his mid to late 40’s and was wearing a black shirt. The vehicle was described as a possible early to mid 1990’s Chevrolet pickup truck and was dark blue in color.
A picture of an example of the suspect’s vehicle is provided below. Please understand that this is an example and NOT the actual vehicle.
If anyone has information on the suspect or vehicle, they are asked to please call the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 439-4455.