1 Person Arrested Following Woman’s Abduction in Meriden

One person has been arrested after a woman was abducted in Meriden on Thursday morning. 

A detective sergeant who was on his way to work saw two men in an SUV with police-style lights pull a woman over on Nancy Lane, just off of North Colony Road, at 7:52 a.m., force her into the back seat of her own vehicle and drive off in the victim’s car, police said.

As the men drove off with the victim, the SUV they had been in followed, according to police.

While the men had sped off in the victim's car before more police came, the SUV was stopped and the driver, Chasity Marquez, was taken into custody. 

As more officers searched for the victim, the police station received a call about a woman on the ground, crying, around two miles away from the abduction site and police were able to determine she was the victim. 

While she was very visibly shaken and crying, she was not hurt, police said. She said the men had a gun and forced her from her car.

After asking other departments to be on the lookout for the victim’s car, Cheshire Police found it abandoned at a commuter parking lot, but they did not find any additional evidence.

Police are investigating and said this does not appear to be random and the motive appears to be a robbery.

Marques was charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree conspiracy to commit kidnapping, carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking and impersonating a police officer. Her bond was set at $250,000. 

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