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Fort Wayne Police arrest man in alleged kidnapping of new acquaintance

Friday, January 3, 2014 - 8:39 am

A man suspected of kidnapping a woman he’d met two days before surrendered to Fort Wayne Police early this morning, but only after special teams of officers had surrounded him for hours.

Gregory D. Brownlow, 51, of Fort Wayne was arrested on charges of criminal confinement and battery. Police first got involved at 9:47 p.m. Thursday, when they were dispatched to New Haven Avenue and Coliseum Boulevard. There, a passing motorist reported, a woman had been spotted climbing out of the rear window of a Cadillac.

Police said the woman had been battered and held against her will at the suspect’s residence before being driven from that location. Investigators learned that the two had recently met and knew one another for approximately two days before this incident. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries that she sustained, police said.

Officers were able to determine where Brownlow resided but were unsuccessful in their attempts to make contact with him. At 10:50 p.m., police deployed emergency teams around Brownlow. At 2:05 a.m. Brownlow left his residence and was taken into custody without incident. He was taken to police headquarters where he was interviewed and later charged with criminal confinement and battery.

This incident was investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County prosecutor’s office.