YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Ravenna woman was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury related to charges from an alleged abduction attempt in January.
Benita Williams, 46, is charged with kidnapping, abduction, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle.
Earlier this year, a man crashed the car that he was driving into a ditch on the side of Interstate 80 in Austintown. He then ran to a Highway Patrol trooper, who was stationed nearby.
The man told the trooper that he was held hostage by Williams, who he said kidnapped him from the Akron-area and forced him to drive into the Mahoning Valley.
Williams was arrested, and investigators said a gun that had been fired was found in the vehicle.