Police Search for Person of Interest in Alleged Assault and Abduction in New Martinsville

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Police in New Martinsville are looking for a person of interest in an alleged assault and abduction in Wetzel County.

Police have not released the identity of the person of interest, but according New Martinsville Police Chief Tim Cecil, a woman was walking to her car after leaving Bob Evan’s around 5:25 p.m., Tuesday when a man came from behind and began hitting her.

Police say the man shoved her into the vehicle. She crawled through the car to the passenger side before exiting and running back inside the building.

Chief Cecil says the woman went to an area hospital.

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