PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a man is behind bars on suspicion of kidnapping and other charges for allegedly taking his girlfriend against her will on Christmas Day
Giovanni McKinnis of Palmdale was being held at the Palmdale sheriff’s station in lieu of $100,000 bail.READ MORE: LAPD Makes 6 Arrests, Confiscates Vehicles And Firearm Related To Motorcycle Sideshows In Fairfax District
The 19-year-old man is accused of kidnapping his girlfriend on Dec. 25, and allegedly assaulting her.
The woman’s family did not alert authorities of the alleged incident until Saturday for fear that the suspect would harm the woman or the child, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.READ MORE: Deadly Hit-And-Run At Long Beach Apartment Complex Destroys Security Station, Killing Security Guard
After the report was filed, deputies located the victim allegedly hidden in an apartment in the 1100 block of East Avenue Q-4 in Palmdale, authorities said.
“When the deputies found the victim, she was hidden inside the apartment and appeared extremely fearful,” the statement said.MORE NEWS: With Triple Digit Temps On The Way Experts Warn Of Severe Fire Danger
McKinnis has since been booked on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping, domestic violence, domestic violence restraining order violation, and false imprisonment.