A girl escaped kidnappers after they momentarily left her alone in their truck after a number of hours of being restrained and threatened, police in Vermont say.
She discovered a method to get behind the wheel — with her hands bound by duct tape and a bag masking her head — and drove off the morning of Feb. 23, in keeping with Vermont State Police.
Authorities had been known as to a report of her sitting in the truck, with her hands taped collectively and her head “partially lined” with the bag and extra tape, at about 11:30 a.m. in St. Johnsbury, a Feb. 24 police information launch mentioned.
The lady informed police, after they totally freed her, that she was kidnapped in the world of Peacham and Danville, a number of miles from St. Johnsbury, in keeping with police. Then they launched their investigation.
The following day, authorities arrested Mack Varnum and Nichole Cloutier, officers mentioned. Now the pair is going through costs of tried first-degree homicide, kidnapping, first-degree illegal restraint and first-degree aggravated home assault.
Investigators discovered Varnum and Cloutier picked the girl up on the aspect of the street close to Varnum’s dwelling in Peacham on Feb. 23, police mentioned. That’s when she was restrained and bound in opposition to her will, in keeping with police.
She was handled at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital and finally launched.
Varnum and Cloutier had been arrested at Varnum’s dwelling “with out incident,” police mentioned. A 3rd individual was additionally arrested on the dwelling in connection to an unrelated matter.
They’re at present being held with out bail and are due for an arraignment Feb. 27, in keeping with police.
St. Johnsbury is about 170 miles northwest of Boston.