Ripley County Authorities Arrest Man for Suspected Abduction

OCTOBER 2, 2006 - Posted at 4:48 p.m. CDT

DONIPHAN, MO - A southeast Missouri man was arrested this afternoon following the investigation of a reported abduction in Ripley County.

At approximately 10:45 this morning, Ripley County authorities received a call from a man who stated that his girlfriend had been kidnapped by her estranged husband.  Shortly before 2 p.m., both the victim and suspect were located at the victim's grandfather's house.  The woman had not been injured, but the suspect was taken into custody.

Ripley County authorities were assisted in their investigation by Clay County (AR) sheriff's deputies.

Formal charges are pending review by the Ripley County prosecutor.