CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A woman kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend and his friend and then driven around Roane County at gunpoint was rescued by her mother before the men were arrested, State Police say.
Cpl. P.S. Fisher was dispatched late Monday to investigate after Mary Runnion called to report that her daughter Dawn Roush, 28, had been at a school bus stop in Pigeon when she was forced at gunpoint into a vehicle by her ex-boyfriend, Rodney Mark Workman, 28, of Clay, according to a complaint filed in Roane Magistrate Court.
Runnion told troopers Roush jumped out of the vehicle, a 2000 maroon Chevrolet Blazer, in the area of Grannies Creek Bridge. Runnion picked up her daughter there and fled to call for help.
Fisher wrote in the complaint that Roush, whose sweatshirt was covered in blood, was shaking and nervous when he spoke to her and had numerous bruises on her neck, cheeks and arms.
Roush told troopers she had gotten a ride to the bus stop and was waiting for the bus when Workman opened the vehicle door and grabbed her. She said he threatened the others in the vehicle.
"He said he would shoot us all and showed that he had something in the waist of his jeans," Roush said in the complaint. "I fought him, kicking and screaming."
She said he dragged her to the Blazer, where Workman's friend, Tim "Fluff" Drake, 31, of Newton, was waiting behind the wheel.
"I begged him to let me go; I begged the driver too," she said in the complaint.
She said Workman pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and jammed it into her back and ribs, telling her, "I am going to shoot you in the back of the head and dump your body out, b--h."