Vinton County OH- On Friday, December 18, 2020, the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a resident on SR683 advising she could hear a female yelling “no” and a man throw the female into a car and drive south on 683.
A witness driving on 683 saw a vehicle that appeared to have been wrecked and noticed the male subject trying to force the female back into the car. The witness tried to intervene, but the male subject was able to get the female back into his vehicle and continue driving. The witness followed the vehicle, which crashed again near Shiloh Grove Rd.
The female was able to escape from the vehicle and get into the witness’s vehicle. Hamden Police Chief Joseph Hewitt was responding to back up Deputies and noticed the vehicle pass at a high rate of speed. Chief Hewitt was able to stop the vehicle and the male subject was taken into custody without incident.
Deputy Mark Kinney arrived and conducted the investigation. The male subject, identified as Cameron Williams age 22 of Wellston, was taken to the South Eastern Ohio Regional Jail and charged with Abduction, Assault, and Domestic Violence. A bond hearing will be held Tuesday. Williams may also face numerous charges by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for their investigation into the crashes that occurred during this incident.
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