Would-Be Bounty Hunters Charged With Nabbing, Assaulting Innocent Woman

Police in Virginia say three would-be bounty hunters face charges after they impersonated drug task force agents and nabbed the wrong woman.

The innocent woman was mistaken for a suspect who had skipped bond. Bristol police say three people who hoped to collect a reward from a bail bondsman handcuffed the woman and sexually assaulted her during a strip search Oct. 9.

Sgt. Steven Crawford says the three face charges of abduction, robbery, impersonating a law enforcement officer, conspiracy and sexual battery.

Two of the suspects have been arrested, and police are searching for the third. A fourth person has been charged as an accessory.

The innocent woman caught by the suspects was taken to a lockup but let go when jailers quickly realized she wasn't the person wanted for skipping bond.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 65807692 - witn.com/a?a=65807692
Gray Television, Inc.