12-year-old boy jumps out of moving vehicle to escape alleged abductor

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WATCH: The 12-year-old boy from Virginia said his alleged 26-year-old abductor asked to kiss him while holding him captive in his car – Oct 31, 2017

A 12-year-old boy from Virginia is recovering at home after jumping out of a moving vehicle where he was allegedly being held by a stranger.

Antwaun Jones, 12, suffered non-life-threating injuries, including a broken collarbone and road abrasions, after escaping a 26-year-old man’s car on Oct. 22, where he was allegedly being held captive, according to CBS affiliate, WTVR.

“I’ve never seen him a day in my life,” said Jones of his captor.

According to police, Jones was walking to a local park in his hometown of Kenbridge to meet a friend when a man pulled his car up to Jones and told him to get into the vehicle.

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“The man, who the boy did not know, pulled over in a car, displayed a handgun, and told him to get into the car. The boy said the man turned right on Fifth Avenue and drove toward South Hill,” said Kenbridge police in a statement on their Facebook page.

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Jones told WTVR that his kidnapper admitted to Jones that he was gay and asked if he could kiss the boy.

That’s when Jones said he made a decision to jump out of the man’s car.

“He started to speed up the car. He was going like 35 at first, then he started speeding up to 50, then 55. As soon as he hit 60, I just jumped,” said Jones to WTVR. “I hit my head like three times. The pain level was a 10 and I tucked and rolled at first. I got my first cut, then it started cutting all up and down my body.”

Kenbridge police wrote in the same Facebook post that an eyewitness saw Jones escape the vehicle and stopped to assist the boy and called 911.

Officials were able to identify and locate the suspect within two hours.

“The quick response to obtaining a surveillance video from a local store and having a bystander able to recognize [the suspect] in a photo printed out from the video and tell the police where he lived,” read the post.
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The suspect allegedly told police that he did pick up Jones in his vehicle, but didn’t use a weapon.

“[The suspect] said he was going to take the boy to a thrift store,” read the Facebook post.

Jones told WTVR he’s happy to be back home with his loved ones.

“I don’t mind having a couple broken bones as long as I get back home to my family.”

According to the Kenbridge Police Department’s Facebook post, Eric Donte Harrison, 26, has been charged with abduction with intent to defile, and use of a firearm in the commission of abduction.


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