Man accused of kidnapping mother, boy near Huntington
HUNTINGTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
West Virginia State Police said a man is accused of kidnapping a mother and her son in Cabell County.
Timothy S. Baker, 29, of Charleston was charged with indecent exposure, kidnapping, battery and assault, according to criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court.
Troopers said a woman and her juvenile son met Baker Monday at Texas Roadhouse near Huntington. Troopers said after the date in the parking lot, Baker exposed himself and made sexual remarks. They said the woman called her mother for help and Baker became irate and threatened to kill her mother. Troopers said Baker threw a water bottle at the woman, striking her in the head. Troopers said the victim had her juvenile son with her and Baker refused to let them leave.
Troopers said the woman told Baker she had to change her son's pants and ran to the restroom at Walmart. Troopers said she told someone to call 911. Troopers said Baker was located in the parking lot of a nearby Taco Bell.
Troopers said they observed video footage at Walmart that the woman described.
Baker was taken to the Western Regional Jail.