On Wednesday May 14, at about 4:45 a.m. Officer Nick Young, of the Bremen Police Department, was on regular patrol in the area of State Road 311 and State Road 106 in Bremen when he observed a vehicle traveling southbound on State Road 331. Officer Young observed a female passenger hanging out the driver’s side rear window of the vehicle screaming for someone to please help her.
Officer Young stopped the vehicle in the 900 block of West Plymouth Street in Bremen. An investigation was conducted and it was determined that the female passenger and her 2 year old child had been abducted from Benhen Avenue in Elkhart earlier Wednesday morning by the suspect who is an acquaintance of the victim.
The suspect, 21 year old Jesus Hernandez of Morton Avenue in Elkhart was transporting the victim and child to an unknown destination. Hernandez was arrested on a complaint of Kidnapping, Domestic Battery, Carjacking, Operator Never Licensed and Child Endangerment. He was incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail. The formal charges are pending a review by the Marshall County Prosecutors Office.