Man charged with locking woman in room, forcing her into vehicle in Metro East

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 2 at 6:48 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Police said they have arrested a suspect who is accused of holding a woman hostage in Shiloh.

Authorities said they arrested Wendell Bennett, 23, of Collinsville Tuesday afternoon. after finding him hiding in a closet in a Belleville apartment.

Police said on June 16 Bennett locked a woman in an apartment in the 2400 block of Patrick Drive and then forced her into a vehicle.  The victim refused medical treatment when police arrived on the scene and police were unable to locate the suspect.

The relationship between Bennett and the victim was not made clear in the news release.

Bennett is facing seven counts of domestic battery and 2 counts of unlawful restraint.  

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