Palisades Park NJ Man Faces Kidnapping Charges, Allegedly Held Woman Captive
A Palisades Park man is accused of kidnapping a woman in Ridgefield Park and holding her captive in his car.
The 21-year-old suspect allegedly kidnapped the victim in Ridgefield Park NJ and then drove her to a parking lot in Fairview, NJ, where he kept her all night.
According to authorities, the suspect approached the woman in Ridgefield Park and attacked her, punching her in the face and dragging her into his vehicle.
When the victim tried to escape, the suspect reportedly threatened her with physical violence.
The suspect eventually freed the victim, at which point she contacted the Palisades Park Police Department. Police later arrested the suspect and charged him with multiple crimes, including kidnapping and simple assault.
The case has also been classified as a domestic violence incident because the suspect and the victim are said to know each other.
If the suspect is eventually convicted of kidnapping, he would be subject to severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1, anyone who illegally confines someone else in order to inflict bodily injury can be charged with a first degree crime. A conviction on first degree kidnapping charges could lead to a minimum term of incarceration of 25 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. While awaiting a hearing in Bergen County Superior Court, the suspect was being held at the jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Man Allegedly Held Woman Captive for More Than 7 Hours.”