Suspect apprehended in alleged kidnapping

Oct 13, 2011

COMMERCE - A Commerce kidnapping suspect is in custody and a woman safe after the Thursday morning incident in the 100 block of Maple Avenue.

Police were dispatched to a domestic dispute call shortly after 9 a.m. where Officer Paille observed a woman being taken in a car by force. According to the officer, the woman was clearly distraught and was attempting to get the officer’s attention.  The suspect then drove away despite the Officer’s warning to pull over.

During the subsequent pursuit, the man released the woman unharmed and left the car.  A manhunt ensued and the suspect was captured after a brief foot pursuit and search of a wooded area. The identity of the subject has not been released.

Police say he faces charges of kidnapping, unlawful restraint, child endangerment, evading arrest using a vehicle and evading arrest on foot.  In addition, the man is being held on a Commerce Police Department warrant for an unrelated charge.