Ottawa County Sheriff's Office
Man, 20, allegedly abducts woman
May 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM
A Bay Township man was arrested Sunday for allegedly abducting a woman at a party.
Garret Zunk, 20, of the 3700 block of W. Johnny’s Place, was charged with abduction, a third-degree felony. He posted $175,000 bond Monday and was released from the Ottawa County jail.
Ottawa County deputies said they’re also investigating to determine if the victim was raped. Zunk knew the woman, deputies said.
He and the woman were at a party in the 2700 block of East Sand Road in Port Clinton early Sunday when the two stepped inside a truck, a deputy’s report said.
Witnesses later told deputies the two were heard yelling inside the truck, and the woman tried to escape but the doors were locked, the deputy’s report said.
Other people at the party also tried opening the vehicle’s doors and breaking the windows, but they were unsuccessful. Multiple witnesses told authorities they heard the woman cry for help inside the vehicle, the report said.
When deputies moved to arrest Zunk, he told them he needed his medication. A deputy spotted Zunk’s pills inside a nearby car and asked if he could retrieve the pills.
When Zunk gave permission, the deputy found items of clothing that witnesses said the victim had been wearing at the party.