May 5, 2013 11:31 AM

Woman held at knife point, almost kidnapped, after leaving grocery story

An arrest has been made after an Abbeville woman was abducted, and held at knife point, while returning to her vehicle at a grocery store. Police say last night, witnesses told them the suspect held up the victim, forced her into her car, and told her to drive away. The victim fought back and was able to open the passenger door to yell for help. When the suspect realized people were coming to help, he took off running with her purse.

The victim gave a physical description of the suspect and also gave a description of the vehicle he was in.
A short time later, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Department notified the Abbeville Police Department that they were on a traffic stop with a vehicle fitting the description given, in nearby Erath.

The driver was identified as Chester Montgomery (38) of Youngsville. While on the scene of the vehicle, officers located a purse fitting the description of the purse taken during the abduction of the female. The officers checked the purse and found items inside the purse containing the victim's name.

Chester Montgomery was then booked on the charges of Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping and Armed Robbery. He was then transported to VPCC where he awaits bond on the charges.

Anyone having information in this matter is asked to contact the Abbeville Police Department at 337-893-2511.



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