Louisville man accused of criminal confinement

Ravon T.T. Briggs. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A Louisville man was arrested at a Bartholomew County rest stop Friday afternoon, accused of making a southern Indiana woman drive him at gunpoint up the interstate.

Deputies say that the suspect, identified as Ravon T.T. Briggs is facing charges of criminal confinement and possession of marijuana.

The incident here started at about 1:21 p.m. Friday afternoon after deputies received word from Clark County dispatchers about a possible kidnapping. A deputy noticed a suspect vehicle parked at the rest stop between Columbus and Edinburgh. A resident in the nearby Northgate Addition also called dispatchers, saying that the victim had come to the home looking for help after escaping the vehicle.

She told deputies that she was cleaning out her car in Clarksville when Briggs forced her to drive toward Indianapolis. He ordered her to stop at the rest stop and when he left the vehicle she fled.