Woman kidnapped at knifepoint in Moline; pulls gun on suspect- UPDATE
UPDATE: Man arrested in Moline kidnapping at knifepoint connected to a second assault.
According to Detective Griffin with the Moline Police Department, officers were able to tie Floyd May to two separate incidents on October 8th.
Officers say around noon May forced his way into a woman’s car and made her drive to rural Rock Island County at knifepoint. The woman tells police she was in her vehicle in the 4500 block of 27th Street, which is behind the SouthPark Mall when May forced his way into the car with a knife. She says the two struggled, and she was cut on the arm by the knife.
The woman says May made her drive him to a location in rural Rock Island County. When they stopped she was able to reach her firearm and the man fled on foot while she drove herself to the hospital for the knife wound to her arm.
Moline Police say hours later they were called to a domestic issue around 6:45 pm. Officers say the incident involved May and a family member who called the police and said May was making threats. Officers say it was at that time they were able to connect May to the kidnapping earlier in the day.
May is charged with felon possession of an unlawful weapon and aggravated assault and use of a weapon. May is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 24.
ORIGINAL: Police have arrested a man accused of forcing his way into a woman's car and making her drive to rural Rock Island County at knifepoint.
On Oct. 8th, 2017, police were called to a hospital in Silvis, Ill. where the woman was being treated for an injury related to the incident. She told police that she was in her vehicle in the 4500 block of 27th St., which is behind SouthPark Mall, when the man forced his way into the car with a knife. She said the two struggled and she received a cut to her arm.
The suspect then made her drive him to a location in the county. When they stopped, she was able to reach her firearm and the man fled on foot while she drove herself to the hospital for treatment of the injury on her arm.
Police investigated and charged 61-year-old Floyd May of Moline with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery with a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated assault. He's being held in the Rock Island County Jail.
Police also note that the victim had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon.