KENTWOOD, La. (WDSU) — A Kentwood man was arrested in Washington Parish after being accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her against her will for several days.
According to the Washington Parish sheriff, Sergeant Jay Dupre responded to a business on Sunset Drive in Bogalusa after a clerk said a woman came in begging for help, claiming she was in danger from a man in the parking lot.
The woman and man left before Dupre arrived; however, the clerk was able to give a good description of the vehicle as well as the license plate number.
Dupre and Patrol Deputy Norman Taylor traveled west on Highway 10 searching for the vehicle and were able to stop it near Choctaw Road, according to the report.
The driver, Clinton Kent Prescott, 50, of Kentwood, was arrested, but not before resisting the officers, according to the sheriff.
The officers subdued him, Dupre placed Prescott in handcuffs and he was transported to the Washington Parish Jail where he was charged with aggravated kidnapping, and resisting a police officer with force or violence.
Prescott was also a wanted fugitive from Tangipahoa Parish where he is wanted for cruelty to the infirm, according to the sheriff.
Prescott will remain in the Washington Parish Jail until he makes bond. At that time, he will be transferred to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail to face charges there, according to the sheriff’s report.
According to the victim, she was held against her will for several days by Prescott who physically abused her and threatened to kill her.
On Saturday he drove with the victim to Bogalusa and stopped at the business for her to use the restroom.
That is when she said she ran inside and frantically asked the clerk to call 911 before Prescott could enter the building.
When she exited the restroom, he was inside the business and forced her to get back into his vehicle, according to the victim’s statement in the sheriff’s report.
The sheriff said after Prescott was apprehended and placed in the rear of a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle, he cursed and yelled at his victim, threatening to get her when he was released from jail.
After making sure the victim was not injured, officers allowed her to leave the scene with friends, according to the sheriff.
By: WDSU Digital Team