Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Sunday, 01 July 2007 18:09
A Hays man faces a kidnapping charge after an early
Friday morning incident.
Police believe 31-year-old Steven Blackburn grabbed
23-year-old Rachel Handy of Wilkesboro by the hair, dragged her into a car, and
drove off. According to Wilkes deputies, when Blackburn stopped the car in a
driveway, Handy tried to escape. Blackburn allegedly grabbed her by the throat.
Deputies believe Blackburn then drove around for about 20 minutes, holding
Handy at knifepoint. Eventually, Blackburn returned Handy to her residence,
where she proceeded to call the police. Blackburn is charged with kidnapping,
assault with a deadly weapon and assault by strangulation.