A woman said she was kidnapped last night at a Bossier City, Louisiana Casino and was able to escape from her abductor on I-49 in Miller County, Arkansas.
The Miller County Sheriff’s Office said that on Thursday, January 29 at approximately 9:25pm, they were dispatched to the area of the 23-milemarker on Interstate 49 in Southern Miller County in reference to an individual attempting to flag down traffic. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with a female who reported that she had been abducted from a casino in Bossier City, Louisiana, the Miller County Sheriff’s Office said.
Woman said she was kidnapped at the Casino
Authorities said the 36-year-old white female reported that an unknown subject abducted her from the area of a Bossier City Casino where she had been visiting alone earlier in the day. She said that as she left the casino in her car, the unknown assailant appeared from the back seat of her car and directed her to drive northbound on Interstate 49, and that she ultimately convinced the assailant to allow her to pull her vehicle over on the side of the road. At that time, the female advised that she was able to flee her vehicle and attempted to flag down assistance. The Sheriff’s Department said the alleged victim was seen by Emergency Medical Personnel on the scene with no treatment being necessary.
Multiple units from the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, the Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department, the Bowie County, Texas Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police assisted in gathering information, searching for the alleged assailant, and processing the vehicle and scene. Law enforcement officials said that they were unable to find any sign of the alleged assailant at the scene.
Sgt. Jessie Grigsby of the Miller County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division contacted and coordinated with investigators from the Bossier City Police Department through the early morning hours. Miller County is assisting Bossier City P.D. in the transmission of information and evidence collected, the Miller County Sheriff’s Office said.