Derrick Glass, 31, has been arrested and charged with criminal confinement after the kidnapping and holding four people for five days in a property on the 400 block of West Franklin Street, Elkhart, Indiana. The kidnapping only came to light after he allowed one of the captives, a woman, to go shopping for groceries. She skipped the shopping and decided to contact the police instead.

One man and three women confined in the Elkhart home

The victims in the kidnapping were a 68-year-old man and three women, aged 64, 26 and 21. Glass did not, reportedly, tie the victims up, but he is believed to have assaulted two of the women with a handgun.

According to a report by the Elkhart Truth, the home is believed to be the property of the 68-year-old man.

Victims in the Indiana kidnapping were not tied up or restricted

Elkhart police spokesman, Sgt. Chris Snyder, said there was nothing to show the victims were restricted or tied up, they were just confined to the apartment. According to Snyder, the victims were allowed to clean and cook during their confinement. This most likely led to the downfall of the kidnapper, as he allowed the 26-year-old woman to leave the home to buy groceries from a nearby store.

She didn’t go shopping, however, deciding to rather go to the police station to report the kidnapping instead at 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday. The police then surrounded the home and Glass attempted to escape on foot, minus his handgun, but was captured. Police recovered a handgun, believed to belong to Glass, at the scene.

She didn’t go shopping, however, deciding to rather go to the police station to report the kidnapping instead at 9:35 p.m.

on Tuesday. The police then surrounded the home and Glass attempted to escape on foot, minus his handgun, but was captured. Police recovered a handgun, believed to belong to Glass, at the scene.

According to Snyder, one of the women was severely beaten and required medical treatment at the Elkhart General Hospital while another, who had minor injuries, refused medical assistance.

Previous convictions for battery for Indiana man

As reported by the International Business Times, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office says that according to court records, Glass has previous convictions for battery. The latest incident has led to him being charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery and four counts of criminal confinement with a deadly weapon. Glass was refused bail and is being held in the Elkhart County Correctional Facility.

According to Snyder, the case is extremely unusual.

He went on to tell the public that should they see or hear something unusual, they should immeditely let the Elkhart police know. Snyder added that, while it might turn out to be nothing, they would rather investigate the person’s concerns than potentially have a situation like this going on.

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