Harrington man arrested on kidnapping charges

Antonio Boyer, 23, of Harrington, DE – Harrington Police Dept.

A Harrington man has been arrested on kidnapping charges.

According to the Harrington Police Department, on Monday, officers were dispatched to a business in the 16000 block of S. DuPont Highway for reports of a domestic disturbance.

Responding officers were advised by witnesses and also were able to observe on security cameras in the store that a male suspect entered the store and engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim, according to police.

The victim then fled to the office of the business where the male suspect followed her, grabbed her by the arm, and began pulling her toward the exit. As the victim struggled to get away, police say the suspect picked her up and carried her from the store and threw her into a vehicle.

The vehicle then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Through investigative measures, officers were able to identify Antonio Boyer, 23, of Harrington, as the suspect.

Police responded to the last known address for Boyer and located the vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident and the victim was located in good condition.

Boyer was charged with Kidnapping Second Degree (C Felony), Unlawful Imprisonment Second Degree (A Misdemeanor), Offensive Touching (Misdemeanor), Criminal Trespass Third Degree (Violation), and Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor). He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $7001 secured bond.

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