Dayton men charged with kidnapping in beach trip gone wrong, Virginia police say

Credit: RICHMOND COUNTY, Va., Jail

Credit: RICHMOND COUNTY, Va., Jail

Two Dayton men are behind bars, charged with kidnapping, after what police in Virginia are calling a beach vacation gone wrong.

A woman called 911 around 11 a.m. Tuesday, saying she was being held against her will in a white Toyota Corolla on the way back to Dayton, the Richmond Observer reported.

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Hamlet, Va., police stopped the vehicle, and during an investigation they learned the 20-year-old woman had gone to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with 37-year-old Darnell Morgan Jones and his uncle, 68-year-old Robert Mitchell Kinney. All three are from Dayton.

Police said there was an argument while they were in South Carolina and the men refused to let the woman out of the car, which was being driven by Kinney. Police said the woman was planning to visit relatives in North Carolina before returning to Ohio, the Observer reported.

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Jones and Kinney were booked in the Richmond County Jail, where they remain held on a $100,000 bond each.

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