Investigators combed the side of Route 543 just off Interstate 95 in Bel Air searching for evidence of a bizarre kidnapping after a woman ran into the nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant on Friday afternoon after making her escape.
"This woman arrived at Cracker Barrel and was able to confront police. She still had this tape on her so something must have happened," Elena Russo of the Maryland State Police said. "The woman told police that she was being held against her will in the trunk of this vehicle only to be given water, some Doritos and illegal drugs for about five days."
The alleged victim identified her captor as 35-year old Ransom Ingram, Jr. of Parkville and police caught up with him Saturday at an apartment complex in Abingdon.
At this point, they are still trying to determine a motive for the kidnapping.
"We have our investigators from the Criminal Enforcement Division Northern Region really trying to dig deep in this investigation to find out perhaps what was going on between those two. We are not sure at this point,” Russo said. “Was it a domestic dispute? Was it drug related?"
For now, detectives continue to try to piece together what happened and to collect physical evidence, but with the suspect already in custody, witnesses may hold the key to unraveling the mystery behind this case.
"The suspect car was recovered Saturday night in Baltimore, but police investigators are still looking for any witnesses who may have seen this woman climb out of a trunk of a vehicle off that exit,” Russo said. “It was a busy street. Friday afternoon at four o'clock, somebody had to have seen something."
Ingram is being held without bond on kidnapping, false imprisonment and various gun charges.
If you have any information, call the State Police barrack in Bel Air at 410-879-2101.