CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — The Charlottesville Police Department has arrested a man who was wanted on charges of suffocation and abduction.
Shortly before 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, officers were called to the 800 block of Cabell Avenue. According to police, multiple vehicles and trees had been hit by a suspect’s vehicle.
“Officers responded to the area and located a female victim — now identified as a student at the University of Virginia — who reported that an unknown male attempted to abduct her,” a spokesperson with the police department said. “The victim was treated for injuries at UVA medical center and is currently in stable condition.”
Detectives initiated an investigation and identified 40-year-old James Robert Allen of Suffolk as a suspect. Allen is currently wanted on the following charges:
“We do not believe that the victim and suspect knew each other prior to this incident,” the spokesperson said at the time. “Allen has not been located at this time and is believed to be on foot in the area.”
A search was initiated with assistance from air support resources and K-9 units.
Shortly before 12:15 p.m., the Charlottesville Police Department reported that James Robert Allen had been taken into custody in Louisa County.