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Kent County Woman Kidnapped At CMU But Escapes; Abductor Killed

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. — A woman was kidnapped at gunpoint Wednesday night outside the Central Michigan University Student Activity Center, but she escaped and the abductor was shot to death when he rammed police cars, according to the Isabella County Sheriff.

The suspect Eric Lee Ramsey, 30, of  Mt. Pleasant. FOX 17 has learned the the woman is a student from Kent County. She is now with family.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was taken around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and forced into her own SUV. The pair left the campus and went to a home where the abductor bound and sexually assaulted the woman. He then took her to a barn where he got some gas cans.

After getting in the victim’s car and driving, the abductor told the woman he was going to kill her. At that point, she jumped from the moving car and ran to a house for help. The people in the house let her in and locked the door, and the woman called 911. The suspect followed her, used gasoline to set the house on fire, and fled. One of the homeowners was able to put out the fire.

A description of the vehicle the suspect was driving was sent out to law enforcement agencies, and he was spotted in Otsego and Crawford counties, and several hours later the suspect rammed a state trooper’s unit. He then stole a small sanitation truck and hit a Crawford County deputy’s cruiser head on. The deputy got out of his unit, ran up to the suspect and fired. The suspect was killed.

One trooper was hurt in the series of incidents. There was no word on how badly.

In a news conference, police called the victim a hero. She may have suffered a broken arm when she jumped from the car.

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12 Comments to “Kent County Woman Kidnapped At CMU But Escapes; Abductor Killed”

    Gail said:
    January 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Thanks to the people who let her in there house!!! God bless you for saving her life!!!

    Ruth said:
    January 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Glad the woman is OK

      Pips said:
      January 17, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      So being raped = being OK?

      She'll be suffering mentally for years to come. Not exactly OK. On top of that, she'll probably be bankrupted by the medical and therapy bills. Not exactly OK.

        Robo said:
        January 17, 2013 at 8:58 PM

        Your the one in dire need of therapy!!!!

    Pips said:
    January 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    This must be another government hoax. The woman is probably a paid actor. Guns are not allowed on a college campus.

    Either that or criminals don't obey laws, and there are even a bunch of people who are heartened about it.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/campus-g

    Good thing women have no way of defending themselves. But at least she can get an abortion….

      Milksop said:
      January 17, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Idiot!

    Carol said:
    January 17, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    I think we should have the RIGHT to NOT Carry a Gun AND Be Safe!

      Taylor said:
      January 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      At this point the world is too messed up to ever have that right again.

    Ian said:
    January 17, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    like it or not, the school is a "gun free zone" which means that people who pass local, state and federal background checks are not allowed to carry protection.
    And again a criminal choose a "gun free zone" to victimize a women he knew would not be able to defend herself.

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