[h1]Woman kidnapped, robbed man to get drugs, Jackson area police say.[/h1]
by Danielle Quisenberry | Jackson Citizen Patriot Wednesday August 19, 2009, 11:22 AM
A 55-year-old woman is facing possible armed robbery and kidnapping charges after police said she forced a 78-year-old man to drive her to Albion to buy drugs.
Deloris Bowman threatened the man, her former father-in-law, with a knife early Tuesday at his home in the 1200 block of Albion Road in Concord Township, said Michigan State Police Lt. Jim Shaw. Shaw said she wanted money and a ride to Albion.
"It appears she was desperate to purchase some narcotics," Shaw said.
Bowman then left the man at an unknown Albion residence and took his vehicle, according to a news release.
She told him she would return to pick him up, but he told police he left the house and made his way to the police station, Shaw said. The Albion Department of Public Safety contacted the state police about 3 a.m. about the reported robbery and kidnapping.
Troopers were able to track Bowman to Homer, where they found both Bowman and the stolen vehicle.
There is no indication she had drugs on her at the time of her arrest, Shaw said.
Bowman was taken to the Jackson County Jail and was to be arraigned this afternoon.
Danielle QuisenberryWednesday August 19, 2009, 11:22 AM