Police arrested a Seymour Woman Friday after she kidnapped an Edinburgh woman for being a good Samaritan. A 24-year-old Edinburgh woman was giving a ride to the Seymour woman, but she ended up being held captive by that same female in her own vehicle.
The Seymour Police Department received a report that the missing Edinburgh woman could possibly be in the Seymour area. Officers eventually located the suspect, identified as Sylvia Terry, of Seymour, at the Circle K on Stevens Way and took her into custody.
The victim told police that Terry asked her for a ride to Seymour and while on the way, the suspect took her phone and threw it out the window. The alleged kidnapper then supposedly pulled a knife and first told the victim to drive to Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge and then back to the Seymour Circle K on Stevens Way, where they sat in the parking lot for two hours.
The victim stated that she did not reach out for help because of fear and Terry’s erratic behavior. Finally, the victim’s family showed up at the store and was able to get the victim away from Terry. The suspect then apparently tried to commandeer another vehicle but Seymour PD arrived and arrested her.
Terry was taken to Jackson County Jail and preliminarily charged with kidnapping, criminal confinement, criminal recklessness, and theft.