Police arrest one, seek accomplice, in adult abduction

on February 16, 2011

On Wednesday the Oakland Police Department released a bulletin announcing that an arrest has been made in connection with the February 5, 2010, beating and abduction of an unidentified 25-year-old woman on the 1000 block of Aileen Street in the Golden Gate neighborhood.

On February 5, witnesses told police that at approximately 8 pm they saw a woman being chased and assaulted by two men who cornered her inside an apartment complex. Witnesses told police that the woman was forced into a black Chrystler and that the two men fled the scene in it.

According to the OPD, the woman was able to escape; police later located her at a hospital where she had gone for aid.

On Wednesday, the OPD announced that on February 10, Oakland resident Larry Wilson, Jr., 44, was arrested in connection with the attack and has been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office with kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. Wilson was arrested by an OPD patrol officer on the 9500 block of Sunnyside Street in East Oakland and was carrying a gun at the time of his arrest, according to police.

The OPD has named Oakland resident Jerry Williams, 31, as a second suspect, and is continuing to search for him. Police believe that both men were acquainted with the victim and have previously been involved in similar kidnappings and assaults.

Anyone with information about Williams is asked to call the Oakland Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (510) 238-3426 or 238-3744.

Update February 17, 2010: The OPD has announced that Jerry Williams turned himself in to police on Friday at 9:30 am, and that he is currently being held for felony kidnapping.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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