Guilty plea in case of woman rescued in Jessup

Posted at 11:44 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 23:44:11-04

The 37-year-old man captured in Maryland and charged in the beating and abduction of a woman in Philadelphia pleaded guilty Thursday to kidnapping charges.

Delvin Barnes of Charles City County, Virginia, was apprehended in Jessup, Maryland on November 5, 2014. The victim was found in the trunk of his car, bound by her wrists.

Investigators say Barnes violently grabbed the 22-year-old woman on Coulter Street in Philadephia on November 2, 2014. He dragged her down the street and forced her into his car. She struck Barnes in the head with a hammer, but Barnes told her that he would kill her if she didn’t stop fighting.

The case was investigated by the FBI, Philadelphia Police Department, ATF and the U.S. Marshal’s Service with the assistance of the Charles City County Sheriff’s Office and the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.

Barnes has a sentencing hearing scheduled for January 6, 2016. He faces 35 years in prison.