More charges for abduction suspect
Published 10:13 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Police in Portsmouth secured additional warrants Tuesday for an abduction suspect who was captured after a massive manhunt in Suffolk.
William E. Boyd III, 23, remains in Western Tidewater Regional Jail with no bond. Additional charges from Portsmouth include one count of carjacking, two counts of abduction, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, five counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony and two counts of robbery.
Charges from Suffolk police include two counts of abduction, one count of rape, one count of sodomy, four counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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Boyd also had an outstanding warrant on file in North Carolina for a probation violation.
According to police, two 22-year-old women were returning to their car at the 7-Eleven at High Street and Elm Avenue in Portsmouth when they were abducted and forced to drive to Suffolk. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Whaleyville Boulevard when it ran off the road and struck a utility pole about 3:30 a.m. The suspect then fled the scene on foot, triggering a 10-hour manhunt that involved officers and police dogs from Suffolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Hampton and Virginia State Police. The man was apprehended about 1:15 p.m.
The two victims were transported to hospitals to be treated for their injuries. Later Sunday, one had been released and one was still being treated.